Feta Dip with a Kick

Posted on July 11, 2011


Looking for a nice party pleaser or a
cheese dip to eat throughout the week? I really wasn’t, but I stumbled across
this recipe and immediately wanted to try it. I knew my folks would like it
since the jalepenos gave it a little bit of a kick, perhaps more than just your
average cheese dip. The crumbled feta gives it a nice texture in your mouth and
the garlic and lemon zest really gives it a nice flavor.

Recipe from How Sweet It

Yields 2 cups


2 bricks of feta
cheese, 8 ounces each
3 whole jalapeno peppers
1/4 cup olive oil + 1
1 bulb garlic
the juice of half a lemon
the zest of half a
salt and pepper


oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil on the garlic bulb and
wrap it in aluminum foil and bake for 25-30 minutes. Brush jalapenos with olive
oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast it with the garlic bulb. Make
sure you watch it since it won’t take as long as the garlic. Remove both from
oven when finished and let cool. Once jalapenos are cooled, remove seeds and
ribs and dice into small pieces.

Crumble feta bricks in a bowl with your
hands. Squeeze garlic right out of the bulbs onto the cheese. Add lemon juice,
zest, and jalapenos. Add olive oil and mash with a fork until well incorporated.
Taste and add salt and pepper until you’ve reached your desired taste.
with naan, crackers, pita bread, etc.
Store up to a week in refridgerator in
air tight container.

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