Three Feta Dips with Olives, Artichokes, and Jalapenos

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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All three feta dips will be a hit at your next party, just try them and you’ll see how fast they disappear.  Group them together and surround them with vegetables, pita, and crackers. Or try pairing them with their own special condiment. A fresh baguette or two alongside all three of these dips would be simple and delicious!  Either way, your guests will treated to something new!

Start with 1 cup of your favorite feta, crumbled. In a food processor combine the ingredients and blend using the on/off switch. Mix until smooth, but leaving some small lumps.
This may also be mixed by hand.

Three Greek Olive Feta Dip
1 cup crumbled feta
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup of pitted and chopped olives, Greek assortment
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Pinch of salt and pepper

Artichoke Basil Feta Dip
1 cup crumbled feta
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 small artichoke hearts in water, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh or dried Greek oregano
1 teaspoon fresh Greek basil, chopped ( regular basil can be substituted)
Pinch of salt and pepper

Spicy Jalapenos with Feta
1 cups crumbled feta
1/2 cup Greek plain yogurt
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2  green jalapeno, seeded
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
Zest of 1 fresh lime
Juice of 1-2  fresh limes
Pinch of salt and pepper

Note:  I found many of my ingredients at the local supermarket.

–  Check the deli section of the supermarket for the assorted Greek olives.
–  Greek yogurt is in the dairy section. Ask for assistance to locate it.  Sour cream can be substituted.
–  Try and use an extra-virgin olive oil for a deeper layer of flavor. You may want to substitute with a meyer-lemon flavored olive oil.
–  Always use fresh herbs, often found above in the vegetable section. They are always available at your farmer’s market.
–  Use fresh lemon and lime juice at all times.

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1 Jodi @ Garlic Girl

I LOVE your dips and will definitely give them a try. Just last night I made a omelet that I topped with feta cheese and olives and thought I liked the feta and olives better than anything else! Thanks for sharing!

2 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thank-you Jodi! I wanted something delicious and simple.

3 Lizthechef

What a wonderful trio – and I’ll bet “regular” oregano would work in a pinch.

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