Feta dip
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Lemony Whipped Feta Dip

Deliciously Different!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese, Feta, snack
Servings: 20
Calories: 91.32kcal

Ingredients

  • lemons
  • 1 bunch scallions trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 ounces Feta cheese broken into large lumps (2½ to 3 cups)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • ¼ tsp black pepper more for garnish
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper more for garnish
  • 1 TB hot water

Instructions

  • Heat the broiler and line a sheet pan with foil. Juice one whole lemon to get 3 tablespoons and set aside. Cut the remaining ½ lemon into 3 or 4 thin slices.
  • In a bowl, toss together the lemon slices, scallions and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place on sheet pan and broil until blackened about 7 to 9 minutes for the scallions and 5 minutes for the lemon slices. Transfer to cutting board to cool slightly.
  • In a food processor, add the Feta, cream cheese, remaining olive oil, reserved lemon juice, black pepper, cayenne and hot water. Puree until very smooth.
  • Take a few pieces of the scallions and chop, reserve for garnish.
  • Add the rest of the scallions to the food processor and pulse to combine, leaving some chunky pieces. Taste for lemon and adjust as needed.
  • Transfer to a bowl and garnish with lemon slices, chopped scallions, and black pepper cayenne.
  • Serve with pita chips or cracker/other chip of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 91.32kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.64g | Protein: 2.46g | Fat: 8.59g | Saturated Fat: 3.71g | Cholesterol: 18.85mg | Sodium: 176.73mg | Potassium: 27.79mg | Fiber: 0.24g | Sugar: 0.98g | Vitamin A: 152.35IU | Vitamin C: 4.41mg | Calcium: 77.54mg | Iron: 0.18mg