Creamy Whipped Feta Dip

This Whipped Feta combines salty feta cheese with a few other simple ingredients, resulting in an irresistible creamy, tangy, luscious consistency that is perfect for spreading, dipping, or dolloping.

Whipped feta garnished with honey, chopped parsley, and black pepper in a dark bowl surrounded by pita chips and pita bread.

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Whipped feta garnished with honey, chopped parsley, and black pepper in a dark bowl.

Why You’ll Love This

This velvety dip perfectly balances salty, briny feta cheese, tangy, creamy cream cheese, and the refreshing zing of fresh lemon juice and zest.

This easy whipped feta dip recipe comes together in minutes!

It can be served as a dip with pita chips, pita bread, bread sticks, crackers, and fresh vegetables such as carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cucumber slices.

It’s an incredibly versatile that can be used in numerous ways. It’s a great condiment for sandwiches, or you can serve dollops of whipped feta over grilled meats and vegetables.

This creamy whipped feta dip is a hit at parties, gatherings, cocktail hour, holidays, and even BBQ cookouts!

Some of our other favorite party appetizer recipes to make are Black Bean Taco Dip, Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels, Rosemary Parmesan Shortbread, Sausage Balls, and Sausage Pretzel Bites.

Ingredients Needed

Just a few simple ingredients are required for this whipped feta dip recipe.

Whipped feta ingredients on a dark surface.
  • Cheese – Crumbled feta cheese and softened cream cheese.
  • Seasonings – Garlic, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, kosher salt, and black pepper.
  • Garnish – Honey, minced fresh parsley, and additional fresh cracked black pepper.

How to Make Whipped Feta

With a few simple ingredients, about a minute in the food processor, and you have an incredibly delicious dip, spread, or condiment.


Feta cheese is very salty! Don’t add salt until you taste it to suit your preference.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the feta cheese, cream cheese, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and black pepper.

Juiced lemon and lemon zest for whipped feta on a dark cutting board.
Whipped feta ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.

Pulse until it’s smooth and creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Season with kosher salt and more black pepper to taste, and then pulse a few more times to combine.

Whipped feta partially mixed in the bowl of a food processor.
Scrape down the bowl about halfway through processing.
Smooth whipped feta in the bowl of a food processor.
The whipped feta ingredients should look smooth and creamy.

Scoop the whipped feta into a shallow bowl or plate, and use the back of a spoon to swirl a well in the cheese. Then drizzle a few teaspoons of honey over the cheese, sprinkle with fresh parsley, and cracked black pepper.

How to Serve Whipped Feta

It’s not just a dip! It’s a very versatile spread.

Of course, it makes a great dip for pita chips and veggies, but it also makes a fantastic accompaniment to grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or even as a dollop on top of salads and sandwiches for an extra burst of flavor.

Whipped feta garnished with honey, chopped parsley, and black pepper in a dark bowl surrounded by pita chips and pita bread.


  • Feta cheese is very salty! So don’t add any salt until after you have whipped it until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • If it’s still too salty for your taste, try pulsing in a little mayonnaise, sour cream, or Greek yogurt.
  • Choose a good quality block of feta cheese in brine instead of pre-crumbled. Crumbled feta cheese is usually dry and won’t give you the same creamy texture. But it will be easier to process if you crumble the feta cheese before placing it in the food processor.
  • Mince the garlic clover before adding it to the food processor. You don’t want chunks of garlic in the dip.


  • Make it your own by adding 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil, dried dill, dried oregano, or dried thyme.
  • Want it a little spicy? Add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Or use hot honey for the garnish.
  • Aleppo pepper flakes will add a mild heat with a little sweetness akin to sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Garnish with your favorite fresh herbs, such as chopped chives, fresh mint, or fresh basil.
  • Top with chopped pistachios, sesame seeds, or toasted pine nuts.


Can this be made ahead?

Absolutely! It actually tastes better after the flavors have time to combine in the fridge. Place it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Don’t garnish until ready to serve. Chilled whipped feta dip will become pretty firm, so for a softer dip let it sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour. Garnish and serve.


Place any leftover whipped feta dip in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

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Whipped feta garnished with honey, chopped parsley, and black pepper in a dark bowl surrounded by pita chips and pita bread.

Whipped Feta

Tangy, velvety, luscious whipped feta that is a perfect dip, spread, or garnish to almost anything.
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Course: Appetizer, Dip, Spread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Leigh Harris


  • 12 oz Crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon zest
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste


  • In the bowl of a food processor crumble the feta cheese, add the cream cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, minced garlic, and black pepper.
    12 oz Crumbled feta cheese, 8 oz Cream cheese, 2 tbsp Olive oil, 3 tbsp Fresh lemon juice, 1/4 tsp Lemon zest, 1 clove Garlic, 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • Pulse until it's very smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Kosher salt


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 562IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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