Creamy Whipped Feta Dip

updated Dec 13, 2023

Serve this creamy 5-ingredient app with crackers, crostini, or crudité.

Serves4 to 6

Makes1 1/4 cups

Prep7 minutes

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Feta is a multi-talented cheese: You can crumble it into salads, bake it to make a creamy pasta sauce, and even stuff it into meatballs. My favorite way to enjoy the salty, briny cheese is to whip it into an ethereally creamy dip for crackers, crostini, and crudités. Feta dip comes together in minutes in a food processor and is guaranteed to be a hit at gatherings.

Ingredients in Feta Dip

You only need five ingredients to make feta dip. There’s no need to add salt because feta is naturally salty.

  • Feta: You’ll need an 8-ounce block, which is how it’s typically sold at the store.
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt makes it extra creamy and dippable.
  • Olive oil: Along with the yogurt, oil helps break down the cheese.
  • Lemon: Finely grated lemon zest adds freshness.
  • Garlic: Just a clove helps to balance the tangy flavor.
Credit: Photo: Alex Lepe ; Food Stylist: James Park

The Best Greek Yogurt for Feta Dip

While any Greek yogurt can be used for this recipe, an extra-thick Greek yogurt, such as Fage, will give the dip the best texture and consistency. Use a whole-milk, full-fat variety, rather than reduced-fat or fat-free for optimal flavor and richness.

What to Serve with Feta Dip

Like most dips, there are endless accompaniment options. Pita chips, crackers, crostini, and a mix of crudités are natural pairings. If you happen to have any leftover feta dip, it makes a pretty fantastic impromptu pasta sauce, a sandwich or burger spread, or a dip for french fries.

Feta Dip Recipe

Serve this creamy 5-ingredient app with crackers, crostini, or crudité.

Prep time 7 minutes

Makes 1 1/4 cups

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional Info


  • 1

    small lemon

  • 1 small clove


  • 8 ounces

    feta cheese

  • 1/2 cup

    plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon

    olive oil, plus more for serving

  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnish

  • Aleppo pepper or red pepper flakes, to garnish (optional)

  • Pita bread, crackers, or crudité, for serving


  1. Prepare the following, adding each to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment as you complete it: Finely grate the zest of 1 small lemon. Smash and peel 1 small garlic clove. Crumble 8 ounces feta cheese (about 2 cups).

  2. Add 1/2 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Process, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until the mixture is whipped and very smooth, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Transfer the feta dip to a serving bowl. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 8 hours; it will thicken slightly in the refrigerator. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with chopped fresh parsley leaves and Aleppo pepper or red peppers flakes, if desired. Serve with pita bread, crackers, or crudité.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.