Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mediterranean Feta Dip



Mediterranean Feta Dip | Cooking on the Front Burner


How was your weekend?  We had a pretty quiet one with no real plans so I had some time to try some new recipes.  It was just kind of fun to putz around the kitchen and not be on any timeline.  And with summer coming soon,  I've been wanting to come up with some new appetizers.  A perfect night to me is a warm summer night on the deck, with family or friends, enjoying some tasty beverages and a few appetizers.  I have my old standby recipes but could always use some new ones to keep our guests happy (and full!)

I whipped this dip up in less than 10 minutes.  Most of these ingredients are always in my pantry as I have a real taste for Mediterranean type flavors.  I especially love kalamata olives - yum.  The DIY Guy not so much but he sure loved this appetizer (I even caught him double dipping!)

 
Mediterranean Feta Dip

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield about 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 6 ozs. crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tbls olive oil
  • 1/2 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbls fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped, seeded cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers (well drained)
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves (to taste)
Instructions
  1. In a food processor add the feta cheese, olive oil, garlic, pepper and lemon juice
  2. Pulse until smooth and scoop mixture into bowl
  3. Stir in the cucumber, roasted red pepper, olives and thyme
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed
  5. Serve with pita bread or pita chips
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Mediterranean Feta Dip

Mediterranean Feta Dip | Cooking on the Front Burner

If you love your dips like we do, you might enjoy this one as well!




10 comments:

  1. You and I have the same idea of a perfect summer night! I'll have to add this to my summer appetizers list!

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  2. That has pretty much every ingredient I love in it. Want want want! -- Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

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  3. This would be perfect with my dinner tonight!

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  4. Obsessed with this! I'm making it very soon!

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  5. Holy moly.. this looks absolutely amazing!! Must try asap!

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  6. I love all of these flavors, Deb! Yum!

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  7. DYING over this delicious dip, Deb! It's like a tongue twister to say that.....but this dip is worth it! ;)

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  8. This looks crazy good! I would not want to share this!

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  9. This looks beyond good, Deb! Feta cheese is my weakness, I want this for dinner tonight!

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  10. This looks AMAZING! I'm seriously drooling right now -- I will definitely have to try this recipe!

    Marlene
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