Feta & Lemon Dip

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Monday 3, June 2013 - 3:00 am | Out + About
Feta and Lemon Dip

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In from Daisy, our resident foodie: Feta and Lemon Dip
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Feta, the firm, yet crumbly cheese from Greece, is transformed into a smooth and tasty dip, with the texture and tanginess reminiscent of hummus. Once you make it, it will become one of your favorites.  Trust me! The bold combination of flavors – salty feta, zesty lemon, and smooth extra-virgin olive oil, with its rich olive flavor and peppery finish, is absolutely delicious.  Best of all, it is simple and so easy to make. Pita chips are expected with this dip, but it is also good served alongside olives, carrots, radishes, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers.

Use any leftover feta and lemon dip as a sauce for pasta or spread it on a sandwich or pizza.  For a quick savory appetizer, spread some of this feta lemon dip on a lightly toasted crostini and top with tomatoes and fresh herbs like basil, oregano, or parsley.

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Feta and Lemon Dip

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Feta and Lemon Dip
Serves 4
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Ingredients:
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice, or more to taste
1 small clove garlic, chopped
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, for garnish
fresh thyme leaves, for garnish
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Method:
Place feta, lemon zest and juice, garlic, extra-virgin olive oil in the work bowl of a
blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and add more garlic or lemon juice,
if needed. Season with thyme leaves and freshly ground black pepper and blend to mix all
the ingredients.
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Transfer into a bowl and drizzle with more olive oil and scatter the remaining thyme
leaves. Serve with pita chips, carrots, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, radish slices,
and pitted olives.
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 Adapted from Sweet Paul

Comments

  • steptothegoodlife | Wednesday 5, June 2013 - 6:24 pm

    Looks delicious… :)
    Check this: http://www.steptothegoodlife.com

  • caitlinm | Monday 3, June 2013 - 11:23 am

    I absolutely can’t wait to try this! It sounds so good. Thank you for sharing!

  • j. Vitek | Monday 3, June 2013 - 10:03 am

    Can’t wait to try it. J.

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