Strawberry Tomato Whipped Feta Dip

August 7, 2022

This bright and tangy dip will leave you dreaming of summer days spent on a beach near the Mediterranean Sea! My Strawberry Tomato Whipped Feta Dip is a delicious, creamy dip made from one of my favorite ingredients: feta cheese! Plus, it’s topped with colorful strawberries and tomatoes, for a sweet and summery kick that everyone will enjoy.

A bowl of the strawberry tomato whipped feta dip, sitting on a tabletop with a piece of flatbread dipped into it.

Friends, when it comes to a classic summertime snack, nothing hits the mark more than a variation of “chips” and dip. Whether we are talking about classic guacamole, creamy vegan queso, or even a sweet and chocolate-y dip, there’s something about this season that makes these simple and easy snacks truly shine. From enjoying them out by the pool, to curling up with a delicious dip and a cozy movie at the end of the day, there is truly no wrong way to enjoy them. And when it comes to this feta dip? No matter how you serve it, it’s delicious!

Feta Dip is a recipe that you can find at many Greek and Mediterranean restaurants, and usually involves some combination of feta cheese, tomatoes, and fresh herbs. But for this recipe, we’re taking things up a notch, by blending the feta with cream cheese and greek yogurt for an irresistibly creamy dip!

I was inspired to make this recipe after a trip home to Los Angeles, where I found myself at Bavel, a delicious Middle Eastern restaurant, in Downtown LA. There, I had a very similar creamy feta dip that was just too delicious! I couldn’t stop eating it, and I knew in that moment that I needed to recreate it.

Bavel serves their feta dip with warm pita bread, which is my favorite way to eat it! However, I also recommend eating it with crackers, pita chips, or your favorite cut up veggies. Whichever way you decide to “dip it,” you truly can’t go wrong!

A bowl of the strawberry tomato whipped feta dip, sitting on a countertop, surrounded by other ingredients.

What You Need to Make This Delicious, Creamy Feta Dip

This dip comes together with just a few simple ingredients!

  • Feta Cheese: You’ll want to use a high-quality brick of feta cheese for this recipe, particularly the kind that comes packaged in brine. This feta is not only delicious, but is extra creamy, making it perfect for this dish. Just be sure to drain all the brine from it first!
  • Cream Cheese: A little bit of cream cheese really helps this feta dip become extra creamy, and adds more of that tangy, cheesy flavor that you know and love.
  • Greek Yogurt: Greek Yogurt adds the perfect creamy consistency to this dip, and an extra boost of protein. Don’t skip this!
  • Garlic: You’ll want to use fresh garlic cloves in this recipe for the freshest flavor!
  • Honey: A touch of honey adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this recipe!
  • Olive Oil: Olive oil is a staple in Mediterranean cooking, and adds the best flavor to this dip!
  • Lemon: You’ll want both the juice and zest of one lemon for this recipe!
  • Water: A touch of water will ensure that this dip reaches the perfect consistency.
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper: A little salt and pepper add the perfect finishing touch!
  • Cherry Tomatoes & Strawberries: For brightness, tartness, and a sweet little finish, we’re garnishing this dip with chopped cherry tomatoes and strawberries. This combination is truly unbeatable, and once you try it, you won’t want to eat feta dip any other way!
  • Fresh Dill: Dill is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine, and is the perfect garnish for this dip!

Can This Dip Be Made Vegan-Friendly?!

While this feta dip may seem like the furthest dish from being vegan-friendly, seeing as it uses three different types of dairy and honey, this recipe can surprisingly be made vegan!

Simply swap the feta cheese for a vegan feta alternative, the cream cheese for a vegan cream cheese, and the greek yogurt for either soy or coconut yogurt!

And as for the honey, this can be replaced 1:1 with a touch of maple syrup. It’s as easy as that!

How to Make This Bright & Creamy Summertime Dip

Making this dip is so simple and easy, you’ll love whipping it up on a lazy summer day! Simply add all of your ingredients, minus the cherry tomatoes and strawberries, to the base of a food processor and process until smooth. You may need to stop the food processor and manually break up some of the feta from time-to-time; just keep repeating this process until your dip is as smooth as possible!

While your dip is processing, wash and dry your cherry tomatoes and strawberries, and slice them in half, making sure to remove and discard the strawberry stems first.

Once your dip is done, transfer it to a plate and top it with your sliced tomatoes and strawberries, and give it an extra drizzle of olive oil, some salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of fresh, chopped dill. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to three days. Enjoy!

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xx

** Photography by Bea Moreno
A bowl of the strawberry tomato whipped feta dip, sitting on a tabletop with a piece of flatbread dipped into it.
gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Refined Sugar Free

Strawberry Tomato Whipped Feta Dip

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
SERVES 4 Servings
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This bright and tangy dip will leave you dreaming of summer days spent on a beach near the Mediterranean Sea! My Strawberry Tomato Whipped Feta Dip is a delicious, creamy dip made from one of my favorite ingredients: feta cheese! Plus, it's topped with colorful strawberries and tomatoes, for a sweet and summery kick that everyone will enjoy.

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor  I love this one by Cuisinart

Ingredients

For the Dip:

  • 8 Ounces Feta Cheese Be sure to use a high-quality feta cheese that comes packaged in the brine. Just drain the brine first, before using!
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1-2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon juiced + zested
  • 2 Tablespoons Water plus more to thin, as needed
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper to taste

For Garnishing:

  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 Cup Strawberries stems removed and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 Sprig Fresh Dill chopped

Instructions

  • Start by adding all of your dip ingredients to the base of a food processor and process until smooth. You may need to stop the processor and break down the feta manually, before processing again. Repeat this process until your dip is as smooth as possible!
  • Next, while your dip is processing, prepare your garnishes by washing and chopping your tomatoes and strawberries, and chopping your dill. Set aside.
  • Transfer your feta dip to a plate and top with the tomatoes, strawberries, dill, a drizzle of fresh olive oil, and some more sea salt and black pepper.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

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