Spicy Feta Dip


Tyrokafteri is a spicy Greek feta dip made with roasted red peppers, pepperoncini, feta, and ricotta cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ½ cup chopped roasted red peppers

  • 4 pepperoncini peppers, drained and stemmed

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Pulse feta cheese in a food processor just enough to get uniformly small crumbles; transfer to a bowl.

  2. Purée red peppers, pepperoncini, and cayenne pepper in the food processor until smooth. Add pepper purée to feta.

  3. Add ricotta cheese and lemon juice to feta-pepper purée mixture; mix until dip is uniform in texture and color. Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.


This is a good recipe for experimenting. Some similar recipes use Greek yogurt instead of ricotta. You can substitute a couple of jalapeño peppers and a bit of garlic for the pepperoncini if desired. The roasted red bell peppers give this dip its color, but you can substitute for them as well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
7g Fat
3g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 696mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 164mg 13%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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