Feta is whipped to creamy perfection with spinach, artichokes, and a hint of lemon zest! Perfect as a dip or on sandwiches.
Look! I made you a dip, and it isn’t hummus! Shocking, isn’t it?
I have four different variations of hummus on this site, and I thought maybe it was time to branch out.
This time, I actually didn’t have dip in mind…I just wanted something spinach and artichoke. I tried making one-pot pasta with it, but it was way too rich. I considered making a grilled cheese sandwich with it, but Google told me it had been done many other times.
Finally, I considered whipped feta…but as a dip. With spinach and artichokes. And it turned out perfectly the very first time I made it! Third time’s a charm!
I was really lucky that this recipe worked out, because I had more than a few duds last week-end, and I was a little worried that I would have nothing to share with you this week. Whipped feta to the rescue!
I mean…whipped feta. It was always going to be yummy, right?
This feta is whipped into a frenzy with some ricotta cheese, spinach, artichokes, garlic, and a touch of lemon zest. Whipped feta on its own can tend to be verrrry strong, perfect on a Greek Turkey Burger, but a little overpowering for a dip. Luckily the spinach and artichokes dilute out the feta flavors a bit so that this dip has the perfect amount of feta-ness.
I served mine with grilled naan bread. You can either dip it, or slather it on with a spoon.
This whipped feta would be great on a sandwich, too!
And guess what? I gave Kai a slice of naan bread slathered with this whipped feta (as a treat), and he actually ate it! It officially has the Kai seal of approval, which is a verrrry rare thing!
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- 6 oz feta cheese
- ¼ cup ricotta cheese
- 1 clove garlic
- 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed, and liquids squeezed out
- 1½ cups artichoke hearts (I used a 400mL/ 13.5 oz can), drained
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- In a 7-cup food processor fitted with a steel blade, combine the feta and ricotta cheeses.
- Blend for 30 seconds, scrape down sides of processor with a spatula, and repeat.
- Add all remaining ingredients to the food processor, and blend until smooth.
- Serve with pita bread, naan bread, on a sandwich or a burger.