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Whipped Feta with Dates

Delightfully salty, sweet and creamy, this moreish whipped feta spread is studded with crispy, creamy sauteed dates and pistachios, and would make the perfect accompaniment to any meze or Mediterranean-themed feast. 

whipped feta with crispy fried dates

If whipped feta sounds exciting to you, that makes two of us! This dip is absolutely superb and goes with everything – by the spoonful is also just as good! Whipped feta is everything that makes feta delicious – in the form of a creamy, fluffy cloud. 

It also couldn’t be simpler to make. You simply pop your ingredients into a food processor, bar the pistachios and dates, blend until luscious and creamy, and serve with your toppings of choice! 

You only need 5 ingredients to bring this dip together, and it’s ready in under 15 minutes, depending on how long your dates take to soften. Speaking of which, the sauteed dates in this recipe are a complete revelation! Slightly crunchy on the outside, and caramelly-creamy on the inside, they are reminiscent of salted caramel in the best way.

This whipped feta recipe is made using yoghurt, ideally Greek, which will result in a thick and creamy dip. Feel free to experiment with sour cream or cream cheese if you like – you’ll find it’s as adaptable as it is delicious!

If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag your photo #theculinarycartel on Instagram so we can see what you come up with. To view our recipe video on Instagram click hereHappy cooking!

whipped feta with crispy fried dates

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the whipped feta stay fresh in the fridge?

The whipped feta (without toppings) should stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. 

Can I make this using other toppings?

If whipped feta with dates isn’t your thing, by all means experiment with other toppings! It’s absolutely delicious with a sprinkle of dried chilli and olive oil, sundried tomatoes, or nuts. However, we would really recommend the sauteed dates here, as the flavour is simply sublime, especially when contrasted against the zingy lemon and salty, creamy feta.

How should I serve this dish?

Serve this as a dip or spread in a meze, with fresh crudités, or to accompany roast vegetables. 

 

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Whipped Feta with Dates


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  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 as a meze, Serves 2 as a starter
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Delightfully salty, sweet and creamy, this moreish whipped feta spread is studded with dates and pistachios, and would make the perfect accompaniment to any meze or Mediterranean-themed feast. 


Ingredients

Units
  • 200g feta
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt 80g
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 50g dates – sliced in half length ways
  • zest of lemon
  • 10g pistachios
  • 1.5 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add the feta, lemon zest, yoghurt and pepper to the food processor and blend together – you will need to scrape the sides down every now and again.
  2. Once blended and smooth, add the oil in slowly with the motor still running.
  3. Add oil to a frying pan and add the dates. Cook on medium-high heat until the dates begin to soften.
  4. Roughly chop the pistachios. Scatter the dates and pistachios over the feta and serve with flatbreads or pita.
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Dips & Sauces
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-inspired

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 241.4kcal
  • Sugar: 11.54g
  • Sodium: 468.1mg
  • Fat: 17.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.78g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.43g
  • Fiber: 1.32g
  • Protein: 8.58g
  • Cholesterol: 47.1mg
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