Today, I have a mouthwatering treat in store for you I've been dying to share for ages: Super creamy whipped feta with honey and black pepper. This creamy and savory spread is not only a breeze to whip up, but it also pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes—it's one of those recipes that will always come in handy when you want to show off a little without having to spend hours preparing or even cooking it!
The Magic of Creamy Whipped Feta with Honey and Black Pepper
Before we dive into the simple and quick preparation process, let's take a moment to appreciate the star players in this delicious spread.
First up, we have the feta cheese - but not just any feta!
To get the best consistency and taste, opt for the feta that comes in a container soaked in brine. This type of feta lends a tangy and creamy touch that takes our whipped feta to a whole new level—it's sooo much better than the stuff that comes in bags without brine!
Along with our creamy feta we have another creamy addition: Greek yogurt. This adds a smooth and velvety texture to the spread (and more protein—woo!).
The combination of feta and Greek yogurt creates a balanced and delectable base that's going to serve as the canvas for the additions of our raw honey and black pepper (one of my favorite combos, by the way).
We use just a little bit of olive oil to add a luscious richness to the mix that also helps the feta and Greek yogurt meld together.
Honey and pepper = dream team
Then, the raw honey infuses a natural sweetness that harmonizes beautifully with the saltiness of the feta. Yes, I really just said harmonizes, but once you taste it you'll see what I mean.
Remember, you can always adjust the amount of honey depending on your personal preference - whether you like it just mildly sweet or a stronger honey flavor. This also kind of depends on what you're serving it with!
Lastly, the generous amount of fresh cracked black pepper gives the whipped feta a subtle kick, perfectly balancing the sweetness and creaminess.
As I mentioned, honey and black pepper are one of my favorite combos and the simple addition of them in this recipe really makes it, ya know?
How to Make Creamy Whipped Feta with Honey and Black Pepper
Now that we're well-acquainted with our ingredients, let's jump into the effortless preparation process.
To achieve the best possible results, ensure your feta and Greek yogurt have been sitting at room temperature for at least an hour before you begin.
Combine feta and Greek yogurt
In a mini food processor, add the 5 oz of brined feta and ½ cup of Greek yogurt. Pulse the mixture until they blend into a creamy and dreamy texture. The feta's tanginess melds with the yogurt's creaminess, creating the perfect foundation for the other flavors.
The mini food processor I use is one of the tools I use more than any other in my kitchen. I've had the same one for years and it's never failed me!
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Introduce the olive oil
With the feta-yogurt mixture now delightfully smooth, drizzle in 2 teaspoons of olive oil. The olive oil not only adds a layer of richness but also helps bring all the ingredients together, resulting in a velvety spread that is simply irresistible.
Infuse with honey and black pepper
The moment we've been waiting for!
Add a tablespoon of raw honey to the mix, and don't be shy with the black pepper either - generous cracks will do the trick. These two ingredients work their magic, giving the spread a divine balance of sweetness and warmth. You'll add more honey (if you want) once you serve the creamy whipped feta.
Combine until ultra creamy
Continue processing until all the ingredients are really well combined. The whipped feta should now be luxurious and light.
Serving Creamy Whipped Feta with Honey and Black Pepper
One of the many joys of this whipped feta spread is its versatility. It can be the star of your appetizer platter, served with an array of crackers and vegetable sticks for dipping. The creamy texture and the interplay of flavors go so well with so many things.
Try using it as a bed under your favorite cooked veggies, such as smashed broccoli (as pictured) or roasted potatoes. I can say for sure, the whipped feta elevates these simple dishes to new heights!
Looking for other feta recipes? I've got you:
- BASIL WHIPPED FETA WITH ROASTED CHERRY TOMATOES
- WHIPPED FETA WITH CRANBERRIES, PISTACHIOS, & HONEY
- WHIPPED FETA GRILLED CHEESE WITH BLISTERED TOMATOES
Creamy Whipped Feta with Honey and Black Pepper
- 1 mini food processor This is mine: https://amzn.to/44KVqLm
- 5 oz feta From a container in brine, not bagged feta
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon raw honey plus more for topping/drizzle
- cracked black pepper
- Let 5 oz of brined feta and ½ cup of Greek yogurt sit at room temperature for at least one hour.
- Add the feta and yogurt to a mini food processor and blend until creamy.
- Drizzle in 2 teaspoon of olive oil and continue combining.
- Add 1 tablespoon of raw honey and lots of fresh cracked black pepper.
- Blend until smooth and creamy! Once you spread the creamy whipped feta, top with a drizzle of more raw honey and more cracked black pepper.Serve with crackers or use as a bed for cooked veggies or potatoes.
There you have it, a delectable and versatile recipe for creamy whipped feta with honey and black pepper. With its creamy texture, delightful tang, and a perfect balance of sweetness and warmth, it's guaranteed to become a staple in your home.
Whether you're entertaining guests or treating yourself to a gourmet snack, this whipped feta will impress. You can't beat its simplicity and versatility. So go ahead, whip it up! Savor the divine flavors of creamy whipped feta, honey, and black pepper in perfect harmony.
Remember, I'm always here to bring you exciting recipes and culinary inspiration—let me know if you have any other recipe requests I can create for you!
Until next time,
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