Creamy and healthy Whipped Feta Board with Mediterranean-inspired toppings. Grab your wood board and pita bread, it’s pure addiction!
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My twist on the butter board trend is this Mediterranean whipped feta board! Inspired by my travels to Europe, it’s essentially whipped feta dip spread on a serving board with European-inspired garnishes.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Healthy: Unlike majority of appetizers loaded with saturated fats, this recipe has lower of those numbers and even contains some protein thanks to Greek yogurt.
- Delicious: A blend of salty feta works very well with tasty toppings like pesto and marinated vegetables. Wait until you dip fresh bread into it!
- Versatile: Add toppings of choice and pair it with anything from soft pita bread to crispy celery sticks.
- Quick and easy: No cooking, just 15 minutes of prep!
Ingredients for Whipped Feta Board
This whipped feta board turns 10 simple ingredients, some optional, into a flavorful and easy appetizer. It’s pure simplicity!
- Feta cheese: You’ll need an 8 ounces block of good quality feta. Goat feta cheese is my favorite, you can also use cow milk or sheep’s milk feta.
- Yogurt: For best flavor choose either regular plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt with a 2% or higher fat content.
- Garlic: Blending 2 small garlic cloves with the feta and yogurt adds a garlic-infused flavor to the dip.
- Olive oil: You definitely want extra virgin olive oil! We mix it into the dip and finish it off with a final drizzle.
- Toppings: I added a thinly sliced roasted red pepper, sun dried tomatoes, olives, capers, pesto, and black pepper. See variations below for more ideas!
How to Make Whipped Feta Board
Here’s a quick overview how to make a Mediterranean whipped feta board, it’s the quickest 15 minutes you’ll spend in your kitchen!
There is a full recipe card below.
- Make the feta dip: Combine feta, yogurt, and garlic in a food processor and blend, stopping to scrape the sides. Slowly add olive oil while processing until the dip reaches a creamy consistency.
- Spread: Move it to a large square or round platter or board. Use a spatula to spread it, creating small indents for toppings and oil.
- Add toppings: Evenly sprinkle roasted pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and capers on top. Place small dollops of pesto, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with pepper.
- Serve: Serve your feta cheese board with dipping “utensil” of choice, see serving suggestions below.
Tips for Best Results
These 3 simple tips guarantee a party perfect appetizer everyone will love!
- Use feta block: The star here is high-quality feta that’s sold in a block and submerged in brine. Avoid pre-crumbled feta with additives that prevent cheese from clumping.
- Adjust whipped feta thickness: The thickness of your whipped feta will depend on the brand of feta cheese you choose. Easily adjust the consistency by gradually adding more olive oil.
- Use clean board: Not the one you use for cutting meat. I used a square platter with small edges. A marble or wooden charcuterie board would work wonderfully too.
Feel free to mix it up with the toppings! Choose Mediterranean toppings with rich flavors that aren’t too salty since feta is plain and salty. Also steer clear of watery garnishes.
There are lots of options and ideas, here are a few:
- Hot honey
- Red onion, finely chopped
- Fresh figs or dates, sliced
- Marinated artichokes, chopped
- Banana peppers, sliced
- Fresh basil, parsley or mint, finely chopped
- Balsamic glaze
- Truffle olive oil
- Toasted pine nuts
- Fresh lemon juice
What to Serve Feta Board With?
Pick plain breads, chips, crackers, and veggies to scoop up all the deliciousness. We like pita bread, pita chips, pretzel chips, naan, baguette, crostini, as well as cucumber, carrots, and celery.
If you have some bread that’s a few days old, pop it in a 350 F oven until it’s soft on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside. Just warm it up, and you’re good to go!
Cut veggies into sturdy large slices or sticks for easy scooping and dipping.
I love serving my feta cheese board with a little spoon to make scooping easy for guests. And for dinner gatherings, I’ll serve it as a starter followed by Greek chicken or Mediterranean chicken skillet with rice.
How to Store
Store: Transfer leftovers to an airtight container, they’ll stay fresh for up to 5 days. Before serving again, give it a quick stir and use it as a dip.
If there’s space in your fridge, cover the board with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve again.
You can add a few tablespoons of mayo, cream cheese or sour cream to whipped feta to make it more creamy. It will also add a different flavor, I would say more rich one.
I haven’t experimented with other cheeses for this kind of board recipe yet but goat cheese or ricotta cheese might go well.
You can make whipped feta board ahead of time, up to 2 days, but don’t add any fresh toppings like fresh herbs. Or you can whip feta and store it in an airtight container, then add toppings before serving.
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Mediterranean Whipped Feta Board
For Whipped Feta:
- In a food processor, add feta cheese, yogurt and garlic. Process until combined, pausing and scraping the walls a few times. Then add olive oil slowly while running the food processor and process until dip is creamy.
- Transfer onto a large square or round platter or board. Spread with spatula, making small indents to catch the toppings and oil.
- Top evenly with roasted pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and capers. Add small dollops of pesto, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
- Serve whipped feta board with slices of pita bread, baguette, pretzel chips, crostini or veggies like cucumber and zucchini slices, carrot and celery sticks.