Whipped Feta Spread

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces feta, room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil + extra for drizzling
  • Juice + zest from 1/2 lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Take cheeses out of fridge 1 hour before prepping the recipe.
  2. Finely chop herbs and mince garlic. Set aside.
  3. Add feta (crumbled) and cream cheese to a food processor. While a food processor works best for this recipe, you can use a bowl and fork, although the spread won’t be as fluffy at the end.
  4. Pulse the cheeses to combine. Add the chopped herbs, garlic, lemon juice and zest, and oil. Add pepper to taste. Pulse until everything is combined.
  5. Season with salt after tasting the spread. It’s easy to over salt this one.
  6. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for an hour before serving.

Best with some toasted ciabatta and a drizzle of good olive oil.

Notes:

Make it Spicy

Want to heat up this spread? Add a teaspoon of smoked paprika and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper.

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