crazy feta dip with thyme and jalapenos

February 5, 2013

in recipes

Happy Tuesday friends! I was planning to bring this amazing crazy feta dip to a friends house for the Super Bowl, but was not feeling well at all, so the roomie and I hung out at home to watch the game. Instead of whipping something up, we ended up ordering pizza from Pizza Hut. Mistake. Three hours later, our pizza arrived. Not sure why we thought it wouldn’t take forever on Super Bowl Sunday?! At least is was super delicious when it finally arrived!

In the meantime,we had this whole bowl of crazy feta dip to ourselves, along with an assortment of chips we had on hand. YUM.

crazy feta dip

This is a combination of a few different dips I’ve had and seen around the blogs: an amazing feta and thyme dip our local whole foods sells, crazy feta dip at cava, and creamy feta dip from How Sweet It Is.

crazy feta dip

 

Crazy Feta Dip

  • 16 oz feta cheese, 2 bricks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus a bit more as needed
  • 3 jalapenos
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 head of garlic
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt & pepper as needed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop the top off of the head of garlic, exposing all of the cloves. Drizzle olive oil and salt and pepper all over the garlic and warp in tin foil. Set on a baking sheet and roast for around 30 minutes, until soft and browned. During this time, I placed the jalapenos on the same baking sheet for the last 10-15 minutes of baking time to get them roasted.

Remove garlic and jalapenos from the oven and let cool. Squeeze the roasted garlic right out of the shells into a large mixing bowl; it should all easily pop right out. Mash with a form until you form a smooth paste. Chop up the jalapenos and mix with the garlic (you can remove the seeds and veins if you don’t want it super spicy, but I love some heat).

Crumble the feta into the bowl and add the thyme, olive oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mash everything together with a fork; this is a little bit of work to get the feta nice and smooth, but it’s worth it. Add more oil if you want the sip a bit smoother. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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Caitlin C. February 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

AHHH I’ve been meaning to make this! Your version looks amazing. I’ll give it a try! :)

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Elizabeth February 6, 2013 at 9:40 am

It’s so yummy–hope you enjoy it!

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Laura C February 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

ohh my looks so good!! i’ll be making this !!

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Elizabeth February 6, 2013 at 9:40 am

Hope you enjoy it!!

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amy @ fearless homemaker February 19, 2013 at 11:10 am

Oh, YUM! This looks SO good. and I, too, am so guilty of only ordering delivery pizza on days when everyone else in town is doing the same thing. Ha!

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ashley - baker by nature February 19, 2013 at 10:14 pm

This dip wouldn’t stand a chance around me! Going on the “make” list!

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