July 17, 2012

Savvy Bites... Spicy Feta Dip

So... last week when I threw all the garbage that was in my head into a post about my life changing and possibly my blog, you all were so very supportive!!  I mentioned I was thinking about adding recipes to my blog and I had a number of loyal readers said they would be excited to try my recipes.  So I am taking a leap of faith and here it goes.

My mom and dad has some good friends in town visiting and invited us over for a dinner party.  I offered to bring an appetizer, but wanted to make something different.  I scrolled about Pinterest for a while a came across a feta dip.  I had never thought about using feta as a dip.  Feta is low in fat {something I am always up for} and it could go with pita chips and veggies.  

Here is what you will need

8 oz feta, crumbled {can use fat free also}
1/2 cup skim milk ricotta cheese
1/3 cup EVOO
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, smashed
1 roasted red pepper, chopped {jarred, about 4 pieces}
water as needed

Add feta, ricotta, garlic, EVOO, lemon juice, and herbs into a food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Add water as needed to make smooth.  Add roasted red pepper, and blend.  I have a very small 3 cup food processor... so I did mine in two batches!

Once all blended pour into a serving bowl and top with 1 tsp of olive oil.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  I like to serve mine with pita chips, celery, and carrots.

It was a hit with my parents and their guests!  


My Crafty Home Life said...

I love it! Pinning it...just like Sandra Lee, you need to tell us what cocktail you serve with this.

Courtney said...

Looks sooo yum!!! And how awesome is the photography you've done?!
GO Tiffany!!!

Maury Kilgo said...

YUM! This looked delicious. I'm pinning it.

amber wallace said...

YUM! I am definitely going to make this! It will be great dip and sounds like it would be great on a sandwich wrap as well.

Nicole Scott said...

Sounds so good Tiffany! I'll totally try it. That costco sized Feta container in my fridge needed a purpose other than the occasional pizza or Greek salad. So this rocks!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Looks delish! I just added some drink recipes to my blog today too! Mixing it up a little for summer.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

YUM! A great light dinner in this heat!!

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

Wow Tiffany! That looks so good. I have to try this. I love dips.

Quiet Luxury

JJ said...

Sounds yummy and can't wait to try it!!!

Sarah said...

Yum! I've never thought of using feta as a dip but it is genius!

Cre8ive Motives said...

My mouth is watering just looking at this :) Need to try this pronto!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

wow...my guy would love this!