Tangy, fresh Feta Dip is an easy appetizer that your guests will eat right up! Everyone will beg for more. Good thing it only takes 5 minutes to make!
I LOVE feta cheese – it’s creamy, light, and tangy. It can be used in so many ways from Greek pasta salad to a spanakopita tart to a tasty crustless quiche! My current favorite way of using feta is in this addictive cheese dip recipe.
It combines slices of a fresh baguette, feta cheese crumbles, and greek seasoning for the perfect light appetizer to please your craving for cheese!
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I know we’re not through winter yet, but I am SO looking forward to spring. Living in the pacific northwest means cold wet winters that can sometimes feel endless and dreary. I dread hearing another snowstorm is coming our way.
My boys, on the other hand, adore the cold. They would live outside in their homemade igloos if I’d let them. But me? I long for the warm sun and fresh summer salads.
One way that I cure the winter blues is to whip up my favorite spring and summer recipes. Grilled chicken salads bring me joy, fruity summer sangrias soothe my soul, and this Feta Dip gives me life.
There is something so refreshing about the combination of Roma tomatoes, green onions, and feta cheese. Sprinkled with greek seasoning (I could use this seasoning on everything), this feta dip recipe makes dreary winter days seem brighter and summer nights feel like the sun has kissed your taste buds.
The thing that I love most about this recipe is how SIMPLE it is to make. It takes about 3 minutes of chopping and slicing, less than one minute of mixing, and just another minute of spreading onto bread slices. That’s it. In under 5 minutes, you’ll have a crowd-pleasing, plate-clearing, crave-worthy appetizer to share (sometimes I don’t want to share…I just want to eat it all myself)!
So what are you waiting for? Cure those winter blues with me and whip yourself up a batch of this yummy feta cheese dip!
Ingredients for Feta Dip
- Olive oil
- Feta cheese
- Roma tomatoes
- Green onions
- Greek seasoning
- Whole-wheat baguette
I’ve found that Roma tomatoes work best with this recipe (as well as any other dip or salad) because they’re not super juicy. They’ve got the delicious tangy taste of an everyday tomato, but without the watery mess that can come when you slice them up. They hold up perfectly for this recipe!
How to Make Feta Dip
As opposed to many other in-depth appetizer recipes, the best thing about Feta Dip is that all you need is 5 minutes, a good paring knife, and some fresh ingredients. That’s all it takes to make this winning recipe to share with your loved ones! You won’t even need to turn on the oven!
- Gather up your favorite paring knife (mine is linked below), a medium-sized shallow casserole dish, and all your ingredients.
- Dice the tomatoes and slice the green onions. Be sure to cut them into small enough pieces that they’ll mix well in the dip (I typically aim for about half-inch cubes for the tomatoes and quarter-inch slices for the onions). Don’t stress too much about precision with your slices, it’ll taste delicious no matter what!
- Drizzle a layer of olive oil in the casserole dish. I start with a thin layer – you can always add more later if you want, but you can’t take it out!
- Add the tomatoes, green onions, and feta to the casserole dish.
- Sprinkle greek seasoning on top and carefully mix all the ingredients together until combined.
- Slice a loaf of baguette bread – you’ll want the slices thin enough that you can pile on the dip and still bite it without making a total mess of yourself, but also not so thin that the bread falls apart. I aim for about half-inch slices.
- Top each slice with dip and enjoy! Just fair warning – you’ll have to restrain yourself from eating an entire baguette’s worth 🙂
If you’re going for a “grab-and-go” style appetizer with minimal effort from your guests, I suggest following the above instructions and pre-topping the baguette slices with this creamy feta dip.
If you’re hosting a more casual event (or just relaxing in the backyard by yourself!), you can always just pre-slice the bread and allow your guests to top their own slice with dip. Each person will then be able to pile on as much dip as their heart desires.
What to Serve with Feta Dip
This feta dip recipe calls for a whole wheat baguette as the base for your dip. The bread does a great job of soaking up some of the olive oil and is a great neutral flavor to complement the tanginess of the cheese dip.
But, bread is just the beginning. There are so many ways you can serve this feta dip! If you want to go with a true greek flavor palate, try serving the dip in a small bowl surrounded by some nice crisp pita chips. You can also try dipping in pretzels or tortilla chips!
It also works great as a salad topper – give your basic salad a little Mediterranean kick by adding in some fresh feta dip!
Try some of my other favorite party bites!
- Paleo Cauliflower Hummus
- Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip
- Chicken Enchilada Dip
- Creamy Pea Spread
- Thai Coconut Cocktail Meatballs
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Tools used to make this Feta Dip recipe
Paring Knife: this is my most utilized knife in my kitchen. I use it for everything from cutting up snacks for my kids to prepping my most intricate recipes!
Shallow Casserole Dish: This simple and elegant serving dish goes from oven to table! It’s a staple at our dinner table and I know it will be at your table too!
*This post originally posted on 12/26/2012.
- Cover a serving platter with a layer of olive oil.
- Add the tomatoes, green onions, and feta to the olive oil.
- Sprinkle the Greek seasoning on top.
- Carefully mix all of the ingredients until they are well combined.
- Cover and chill until ready to serve.
- Cut the baguette into 1/4-inch slices and serve with the dip. I like to spoon some of the dip onto the bread slices are serve it like bruschetta.