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Garlic Confit Whipped Feta Dip

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

4 -6

This delicious and creamy whipped feta dip is loaded with flavor from the garlic confit and is the perfect snack or appy.

This garlic confit whipped feta dip is flavorful, easy, and the perfect dip for any occasion. You’ll want to serve this up as an appetizer, or just make it as a snack. You won’t be able to get enough of it because if you’re a garlic lover like me, it’s so dang good!

Why you’ll love this feta dip:

  • Quick Prep: Prep this recipe in seriously only 10-minutes
  • Flavorful: Sign me up for anything that has garlic confit and feta in it
  • Crowd-pleaser: Make this for a potluck, as an appy, or for a summer BBQ

Ingredient Notes:

Garlic Confit: This is so easy-to-make and you can make it up and have it on hand for recipes like this. It’ll last about 2-3 weeks. Here is the recipe.

Diamond Crystal Fine Kosher Salt: This kosher salt is one of my favs. It has a unique diamond shape that actually allows it to stick to food and dissolve quicker. The best part is that it has 53% less sodium than regular table salt. It’s great to add to seasonings like this chili lime one.

How to make garlic confit:

For the garlic confit

  1. To make the garlic confit, to a medium-large sized saucepan/pot add all the ingredients and heat on low (do not boil) for around 30 minutes or until garlic is perfectly buttery and creamy. When done remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer a 1/3 cup of the garlic to a small bowl and set aside.

For the whipped feta

  1. Add 1/4-1/3 cup of garlic confit (drained of the oil) to a food processor along with the feta, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, 2-3 tbsp garlic confit oil and chili flakes. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired (more lemon, more garlic, more chili flakes).
  2. Serve in a low bowl or plate topped with the rest of garlic confit (drained of oil), chili flakes and drizzle more of the garlic confit oil if desired. Enjoy with toasted pitas or crostini.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What is feta dip made of? There are several ways you can make feta dip, but I love to whip it with garlic confit for a dip full of flavor.

What should I eat feta with? What shouldn’t you eat feta with? Feta is so versatile. You can add it to salads, you can melt it in pasta, you can whip it in dips, and even put it in fruit salads like watermelon and mint salad.

How do you make feta appetizer? There are so many feta appetizers you can make. Try skewering it with some watermelon and mint for a tasty summer treat, or blending it up with some savory ingredients like garlic for a tasty dip.

What is the soft creamy feta cheese? Danish feta is made from cow’s milk and has a milder, creamier texture.

Other feta recipes you’ll love:

Garlic Confit Whipped Feta Dip

5 from 4 votes
This delicious and creamy whipped feta dip is loaded with flavor from the garlic confit and is the perfect snack or appy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Greek-Inspired
Servings 4 -6
Calories 548 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the whipped feta

Instructions
 

For the garlic confit

  • To make the garlic confit, to a medium-large sized saucepan/pot add all the ingredients and heat on low (do not boil) for around 30 minutes or until garlic is perfectly buttery and creamy. When done remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer a 1/3 cup of the garlic to a small bowl and set aside.

For the whipped feta

  • Add 1/4-1/3 cup of garlic confit (drained of the oil) to a food processor along with the feta, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, 2-3 tbsp garlic confit oil and chili flakes. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired (more lemon, more garlic, more chili flakes).
  • Serve in a low bowl or plate topped with the rest of garlic confit (drained of oil), chili flakes and drizzle more of the garlic confit oil if desired. Enjoy with toasted pitas or crostini.

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Notes

  • You might be thinking, wow, that’s a lot of garlic! But garlic confit is buttery and no ‘spicy’ like raw garlic so it blends beautifully with the feta.
  • If you want to make crostini with this dip, find the best way to make it here
  • Love this dip? Try our Spicy Greek Feta Dip (Tirokafteri)
  • This dip would also be delicious served with vegetables too!

Nutrition

Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.6g | Protein: 7.4g | Fat: 54.9g | Saturated Fat: 12.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35.1g | Cholesterol: 33.4mg | Sodium: 736.9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Andrea Kitchen

5 stars
I whipped this up at 3am for a Saturday lunch in a few hours… Absolutely delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, Andrea!

Amber Wolfe

5 stars
We loved this! So easy to bring together and even my toddlers enjoyed it.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Amber!

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