Friday, July 17, 2015

Lemon Feta Dip!

I found a great recipe on Pinterest on Wednesday and have already made it twice!  Well, to be fair, I only made half a batch on Wednesday but went to the store and got more feta and made a full batch yesterday.

It's so yum and so simple that I feel the need to share it with you!

If you're like me and love you some feta - then you're gonna love this dip.

The recipe is from Sweet Paul and was originally in his cookbook, Sweet Paul Make and Eat.  



 
Sweet Paul's Lemon and Feta Dip

7 ounces feta cheese (about 1 cup crumbled)
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest, plus more for garnish
1–2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Crudités, chips, toasts, or pita crisps, for serving
  1. Place the feta, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil in a blender and whir until combined but still slightly chunky. It’s dense, so you may need to stir it with a fork once or twice. Taste, and if it’s too salty add more lemon juice.
  2. Spoon into a serving bowl, drizzle with a little oil, and sprinkle with a pinch of pepper flakes and some lemon zest.
  3. Serve with crudités, chips, toasts or pita crisps.
I have to admit that I did not have fresh lemons and forgot to pick them up when I went to the store for the second batch.  But it was delish with lemon juice from the plastic squeeze lemon so I can only imagine how much better it would be with fresh lemons.

We have a ton of cucumbers from the garden and I have been using those in this dip.  A great way to use up my cucumbers and its a very low carb snack!

I hope you enjoy!



1 comment:

Kelli said...

This sounds amazing. I have a few friends coming over tomorrow night and I think I may make this.