Spicy Feta Cheese Dip


This is the best feta cheese dip ever. It is so tangy, salty, and completely addictive. People often comment that they would like to lick the bowl. Great on pitas, used as a dip, or alongside souvlaki.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Spicy Feta Cheese Dip


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 pinch white sugar

  • 1 pound feta cheese, cut into small cubes


  1. Combine olive oil, yogurt, lemon juice, paprika, garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and sugar in a food processor; pulse mixture until smooth. Add a couple of feta cubes at a time, processing between batches until mixture is thick and smooth.

  2. Transfer dip to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

Use whatever feta cheese you prefer, but I've found creamy Greek or Macedonian feta to work best.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
13g Fat
2g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 155mg 12%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 52mg 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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