I’m obsessed with this whipped feta dip with hot honey. It’s made with a few, simple ingredients, is super creamy, flavorful, and delicious and comes together in minutes. Best yet, it’s lightened up with some nutritious ingredients, so it’s the perfect guilt-free appetizer.
An easy, delicious appetizer
I’m always on a mission to create delicious appetizers that also are a bit healthier. This whipped feta dip with hot honey is magic! Plus, packed with nutritious ingredients.
It’s a tangy, creamy, flavor-packed dip that comes together in minutes.
Topped with some fresh herbs and hot honey makes it look super impressive too!
Ingredients in this Whipped Feta Dip
Here’s what you’ll need to make this dip:
- block feta, The star of this dip. When blended with a few ingredients, creates an ultra creamy, luxurious texture. It’s sharp and salty flavor makes this dip addicting.
- greek yogurt, helps create a rich, creamy dip while also adding some healthy fats and protein.
- cream cheese, just a touch adds a little sweet dang and aids to the creaminess of the dip.
- lemon juice and zest, adds a pop of freshness so the dish is not too rich.
- olive oil, adds richness and provides a nice velvety texture.
- hot honey, the sweet and spicy flavor helps balance the sharp feta flavor and adds a fun flavor surprise!
How to make whipped feta dip
This dip could not be easier!
Two tips to make this super creamy. Use a good food processor, and scrape down the sides a few times as you blend. Next, allow the dairy ingredients to come to room temperature so they blend better.
Let’s make it!
First, Put the feta, greek yogurt, and cream cheese into the food processor and blend until well-combined (but it will still be a bit chunky). Add the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and blend until super smooth and creamy. This make take 2-3 minutes.
Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and top with extra olive oil, hot honey, and fresh thyme.
Viola! That’s it. Time to devour!
How is it lightened up?
I lightened this delicious dip with a few easy swaps:
- The dip is packed with Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is one of my favorite swap ingredients as its mild taste and creamy texture make it super versatile. It also adds healthy fats and tons of protein and probiotics. Yes, please!
- I used fresh, blocked feta: First off, it blends so much better and taste fresher. It also does not contain any preservatives or caking agents so is a better choice!
- A touch of olive oil: makes the dip creamy and adds extra healthy fats:
- Select good quality and nutritious dippers: I used a gluten-free pita that is still soft and pillowy but made with nutritious ingredients. I also paired it with a good quality brand of whole grain crackers.
Other delicious appetizers
- Whipped mascarpone, fig jam, and proscuitto puff pastry bites
- Baked brie with fig jam and bacon
- Homemade Hummus
If you make this lightened whipped feta dip with hot honey, please leave a comment below. I absolutely love to hear from you guys and your thoughts on my recipes. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or pin it on pinterest, cuz sharing is caring!
Whipped Feta Dip
A delicious, easy, flavor-packed and super creamy dip perfect for entertaining! No one will know it's lightened up with a few secret ingredients!
- 8 ounces feta fresh in the block, not pre-crumbled
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
- 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for topping
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1-2 tablespoons hot honey
- a few sprigs fresh thyme for garnish
- Pita + crackers for dipping
- Pepper to taste
Remove the feta, Greek yogurt, and cream cheese from the fridge a half an hour before preparing dip. It blends better when the ingredients are not too cold.
In a food processor, add the feta, cream cheese, and Greek yogurt and blend until well-combined, but still a but chunky. Add the olive oil and lemon juice and blend until smooth and creamy, this may take 2-3 minutes.
Transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Top with hot honey, olive oil, fresh cracked pepper and fresh thyme sprigs.
Serve with pita ands crackers (see note). Enjoy!
I served this dip with whole-grain fiber rich crackers and gluten-free B-free pita.