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Red Pepper & Feta Dip

Overhead view of red pepper feta dip served with cucumbers, tomatoes, pita bread, parsley on a white plate and white background.

This red pepper & feta dip is an absolute dream! Salty, creamy, and bursting with vibrant flavors. It’s incredibly easy to make, but feels fancy. You just blend everything in a food processor and you’re done! I originally got this idea from my favorite local Greek restaurant, Stella’s. It’s a classic Greek dip traditionally called htipiti” and it’s so delicious! A perfect appetizer or side to dip with pita bread, fresh veggies, or anything you’d like! Enjoy!

What you need to make red pepper & feta dip + substitutions:

  • Feta- Feta is hands down one of my favorite cheeses! The feta that comes in the liquid is always the freshest and best tasting in my opinion. I also love the brand Dodoni so much. Of course, any feta will do just fine!
  • Roasted red peppers- You have two options here. I actually use fire roasted red peppers but regular roasted red peppers are perfect as well! I did around 1/2 cup, and used about 1 1/2 red peppers which brought me a little over a 1/2 cup! The extra pepper in there was great, but you can totally do more of 1/2 cup if preferred.
  • Olive oil- I wouldn’t substitute anything else here. Olive oil belongs in there and bonus points for a good extra-virgin olive oil if you have it!
  • Lemon juice- The lemon juice balances out the saltiness and adds such a vibrant flavor!
  • Dried oregano- This dip traditionally doesn’t always have dried oregano. However, I love it and it reminds me of Greek food. You can skip it if you like but I prefer it in there!
  • Fresh parsley- Topping it off with fresh parsley just gives it that beautiful color and extra flavor! It’s also pretty if you garnish the serving plate with parsley like I did as well!

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Red Pepper & Feta Dip

This red pepper & feta dip is an absolute dream! It's salty, creamy, and bursting with vibrant flavors. It's incredibly easy to make, but feels fancy. You just blend everything in a food processor and you're done! I originally got this idea from my favorite local Greek restaurant, Stella's. It's a classic Greek dip traditionally called "htipiti" and it's so delicious! A perfect appetizer or side to dip with pita bread, fresh veggies, or anything you'd like! Enjoy!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: appetizer, dip, easy, feta, greek, roasted red pepper

Ingredients

  • 8 oz feta cheese block
  • ½-¾ cups fire roasted red peppers
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a food processor, break up your feta and add it in. If you don't have one, you can TRY making this with a mortar and pestle which is how it's traditionally made if you have one of those!
  • Next, add the roasted red peppers, olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, a sprinkle of salt, and a pinch of black pepper.
  • Blend until the mixture turns red and is incorporated. It will be a little gritty from the feta, but insanely delicious.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve with pita bread, fresh veggies like cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, celery, etc, and olives if you'd like!

Notes

For Storing: This dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 7-8 days!

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  3. This is delicious! Even my 14 month old ate it. Thank you for sharing!

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