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Whipped Basil Feta Dip

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Since starting my garden a few months ago, I’ve had several things growing; tomatoes, zucchinis, bell peppers, sweet peppers, and various herbs including basil.  For some reason unknown to me, whenever I have grown basil in the past, it has always died. I blame it on the heat down here in Georgia, but I really don’t know if that is the case because I see other people’s plants doing extremely well.  So this year I tried to plant it more out of the sun, so it wouldn’t be exposed to the sun all day long, which I thought was maybe too long. I think I was right because this year, my basil plant is growing a lot better!  So much better in fact, a bunch of little bugs like eating it up! Ugh! I can never win.  Luckily I have been using it up before they can get to all of it though; thank goodness because there is nothing like fresh basil!

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I was doing my weekly grocery shopping a few weeks ago, and noticed the feta cheese crumbles were on sale for buy one get one free…naturally, I had to buy them. We LOVE feta cheese at my house, and I often use it to top things like pizza or in salads or veggie quesadillas. I love the bit of tartness it adds to things.  Then it dawned on me to make a creamy feta dip with some delicious fresh basil.  We were not disappointed and this recipe is a total win! It seriously takes 2 minutes to ‘whip’ up, and it lasts in the fridge for 2 weeks, tightly covered. I guarantee it won’t last that long though.  This is a dip that is perfect for bringing to potlucks or parties, serving as an appetizer at a get together, or just eating at home when you are craving some delicious dip!  We have had it with lightly toasted baguette slices, pretzel chips, pretzel rods, and fresh cut-up veggie sticks (carrots, celery, cucumber slices…). I even used it the other day on top of baguette slices, and then put a fresh balsamic tomato bruschetta on top…SO good!

Whipped Basil Feta Dip
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Ingredients
  1. 8 oz of feta crumbles or block of feta
  2. 8oz of cream cheese (I used nuefatchel- reduced fat), softened
  3. 1/2 cup tightly packed basil leaves, rinsed and dried
  4. 1 clove of garlic
  5. 1 TBS white wine (cooking wine or regular wine, or can be omitted)
  6. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. 1. If using a block of feta, first place it in the food processor and pulse to crumble. Next add the cream cheese, basil, and garlic and process on high for 1 minute or until creamy and smooth.
  2. 2. Add wine, salt and pepper and combine for a few more seconds until nice and smooth.
  3. 3. Remove from processor bowl and place in an air-tight container in the fridge. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, but the longer the better (overnight if possible before a party).
  4. Serve with toasted baguette slices, vegetable slices, crackers, pretzels, or whatever you prefer- Enjoy!
Notes
  1. When serving the dip, it is best at room temperature so remove from fridge a bit before serving.
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Whipped Basil Feta Dip

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Comments

  1. Oh my gosh…this looks amazing. I don’t even love feta and I still think this would be delicious.

  2. Love this recipe, Allyson. Feta cheese is one of my faves!

  3. I agree…this is would be fantastic with goat cheese as well! Great recipe!

  4. Took this to a party yesterday. It was a big hit and everyone asked for the recipe. Thank you!

  5. geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen says:

    I’ve had the same problem growing basil – will try moving the pot to a less sunny location. The dip looks lovely – love feta cheese on anything! Pinning – thanks.

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