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Whipped Feta Dip with Roasted Cauliflower

Prep

20 minutes

Cook

20 minutes

Yield

6-8

This whipped feta dip with roasted cauliflower is seriously the most delicious snack you never knew you needed. The garlic combined with the cheese makes the ultimate combination and creaminess that is perfect for dipping or spreading on just about anything. 

Close-up of whipped feta dip

Pita chip dipping into whipped feta dip

Why you’ll love this whipped feta dip: 

  • Quick: Prep this in only 20-minutes and have it on the table in 40
  • Versatile: Dip it, spread it, this dip is good on almost anything – crackers, veggies, sandwiches, etc.
  • Vegetarian: This recipe is vegetarian-friendly but will satisfy the meat-eaters too since it’s so tasty 

Ingredient Notes: 

Greek Yogurt: Use plain Greek yogurt here. Greek yogurt will provide the creaminess you want, and add in some protein to this recipe that will fill you up!

Feta: You know I love my feta (and anything Greek). In order to ensure you buy the best stuff in your grocery store, make sure to look for feta that is made with sheep’s milk (and/or goat’s milk), it shouldn’t have cow’s milk in the mix. Next, try to find feta made in Greece. This is the motherland of feta, and will make the real deal!

Cauliflower: I mixed in cauliflower to this recipe but you could also mix in whatever veggies you have on hand for different spins on this yummy whipped feta dip. 

Whipped feta dip with pita chips on the side

Whipped feta dip with pita chips on the side

How do you make whipped feta dip? 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the half-head of cauliflower into medium to small-sized pieces.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower onto the baking sheet. Evenly coat with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  4. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, until cooked through and golden.
  5. Allow the cauliflower to cool before using.
  6. In a medium-sized bowl, add the feta cheese, and break it into small pieces using a fork.
  7. Add the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Using a hand mixer, whip the feta mixture until smooth and light.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in the fridge.
  9. As that sits, prepare the chopped parsley.
  10. In a medium-sized serving dish, thickly spread on the whipped feta.
  11. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the dish to the desired amount.
  12. Arrange the roasted cauliflower around the entire dish, garnish with parsley and the optional toasted walnut crumble.
  13. Serve immediately with pita bread, toasted sourdough, or tortilla chips.

Whipped feta dip in white bowl

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

How do you make the toasted walnut crumble? You can find the recipe here. Note that this is not a requirement, so if you have a nut allergy in the fam, the dip on its own is also delicious.

What other combinations can I make? You can swap out the cauliflower for fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and lime for a unique spin on this whipped feta dip. You can play around with different herbs, veggies, and nuts.

How do I store this whipped feta dip? Store in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for 3 – 5 days.

What should I eat this with? Pita chips, regular chips, crackers, fresh veggies, you can also spread it on your sandwiches or wraps!

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Pita chip dipping into whipped feta dip

Whipped Feta Dip with Roasted Cauliflower

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This creamy, flavorful whipped feta dip is a gift from above! It’s vegetarian, and delicious. Add the walnut crumble on top or get creative. This recipe is totally versatile.


Ingredients

Scale

1 ¼ cup feta cheese

½ cup Greek yogurt

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp fresh lemon zest

½ head of cauliflower

3 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

¼ cup fresh parsley (roughly chopped)

Olive oil

Optional (see recipe for details)

23 tbsp toasted walnut crumble


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the half-head of cauliflower into medium to small-sized pieces. 

Transfer the cauliflower onto the baking sheet. Evenly coat with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, until cooked through and golden. 

Allow the cauliflower to cool before using. 

In a medium-sized bowl, add the feta cheese, and break it into small pieces using a fork.

Add the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Using a hand mixer, whip the feta mixture until smooth and light. 

Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in the fridge. 

As that sits, prepare the chopped parsley. 

In a medium-sized serving dish, thickly spread on the whipped feta.

Drizzle olive oil over the top of the dish to the desired amount.

Arrange the roasted cauliflower around the entire dish, garnish with parsley and the optional toasted walnut crumble.

Serve immediately with pita bread, toasted sourdough, or tortilla chips.


Notes

See the toasted walnut crumble recipe here!

Replace cauliflower with roasted vegetables of your choice.

Omit roasted veggies for fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and lime.

Add savory crumble or other toasted nuts of choosing.

Have fun with it! Add other spices or toppings to your whipped feta!

Store whipped feta in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for 3 – 5 days.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 2.8g
  • Sodium: 383.7mg
  • Fat: 14.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.2g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Cholesterol: 23.2g

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