Rich, creamy Whipped Feta Dip with Honey Peaches whips up in just 10 minutes and is the perfect balance of salty and sweet flavors. It makes a gorgeous appetizer paired with crackers, breakfast spread on top of toast, or dessert served in little glasses.
The last time I made this dip, I was living in Buffalo (my hometown!) circa 2013.
This recipe recently popped into my head, and it came back with a vengeance. I had a serious craving for it, and luckily I had a block of feta in my fridge.
The question was, should I go sweet or savory? I had a few good topping contenders: olive tapenade, cherry tomato salad, and fresh blueberries. But then I spotted the most perfect ripe peach on my counter. Sweet, fruity, aromatic and in season for such a short time, I knew I wanted to use the peach!
The sweet, slightly floral notes of fresh, ripe peach enhanced with honey are the perfect accent to the salty, creamy Whipped Feta. This dip is delicious with bread or crackers for dipping, or you can dip fresh peach slices.
I also enjoy eating this with a spoon! You can make a little parfait by layering Whipped Feta with the honeyed peaches. Top it with a sprinkle of crushed toasted pecans and it’s like a no-bake cheesecake.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Quick and easy. You’re only 10 minutes away from a delicious appetizer! It’s elegant and looks fancy (especially with a pretty topping like honeyed peaches), but is so easy to make.
- Sweet or savory. I made a fresh peach topping because they’re in season, but you can use whatever you like! Play around with other types of fruit (coarsely mashed berries instead of peaches would be great), or go savory. Sundried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, grilled zucchini, it all works! Just chop it up small and spoon it on top of the whipped feta.
- It’s versatile. Instead of eating this as a dip, you can spread it on toast and top it with a drizzle of honey or a couple dollops of jam.
Easy Creamy Whipped Feta Dip Recipe
Get ready for your new favorite appetizer! It’s simple to make, easy to customize, and lasts for up to a week in the fridge.
- Feta – get a block and crumble it yourself for the best flavor
- Cream cheese – lends rich creaminess
- Sour cream – adds a bit of moisture to help the dip come together, as well as richness and a slight bit of tanginess
- Salt – marries the flavors of everything else
- Ripe peach – or any in-season fruit you like
- Honey – adds just a touch of sweetness to help macerate the fruit and balance the salty rich flavor of the feta dip
- Sea salt – pulls out the natural sweetness in the peach
Step 1: Whip the Feta:
- Add the crumbled feta, room temperature cream cheese, sour cream, and salt to a food processor.
- Pulse a few times, and then process until it’s as smooth as you like it, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. I prefer mine with a little bit of texture, so I don't completely puree it.
Step 2: Make the Honeyed Peaches:
- Dice the peach.
- Stir together the diced peach, honey, and salt in a bowl.
Before topping with the peaches, you can store the whipped feta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
How to Make This Dip Savory Instead of Sweet
You can either serve this with a savory topping, or blend savory components right into the dip.
Here are a few savory topping ideas for Whipped Feta:
- Sundried tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of chopped basil
- Chopped roasted red bell pepper with pine nuts and fresh oregano
- Dollops of olive tapenade and chopped cherry tomatoes
If you want the dip to have a savory flavor, add the following to the food processor along with the feta:
- 1 clove peeled garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pinch black pepper
Whipped Feta Dip FAQs
What Does Whipped Feta Taste Like?
Whipped Feta has a creamy texture with a salty flavor and slightly tangy, nutty undertones.
Traditionally, feta cheese is made with sheep’s milk. If you use a sheep’s or goat’s milk feta, I notice slightly musky flavor notes as well.
If you like the flavor of regular feta cheese, you will love the flavor of this dip. However, note that this dip tastes like a creamy version of feta cheese. Yes, it mellows the feta flavor a bit, but the flavor is still there. If you’re not a big fan of feta, you may not like this.
What is Feta Dip Made Of?
You can make this dip with equal parts feta cheese and cream cheese or Greek yogurt. I like to use cream cheese and add a little bit of sour cream for tangy flavor.
What Other Fruit Can I Use?
Instead of honeyed peaches, you can try:
- Balsamic roasted strawberries – mix 1 ½ cups of fresh sliced strawberries with 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1 pinch of salt; roast at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring halfway through
- Macerated blueberries – coarsely mash ¾ cup blueberries with 1 tablespoon of honey or sugar and 1 pinch of salt; let sit for 10 minutes
- Fresh raspberries – add a drizzle of honey as well
- Apple pie filling – homemade or store-bought
- Canned pears – slice them up and add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of maple sryup
How Can I Make Whipped Feta with Greek Yogurt?
Omit the cream cheese and sour cream and use 4 ounces plain Greek yogurt. Note that if you make this dip with Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese, it will have a slightly tangier flavor.
More Delicious Dips to Make
- Garlic and Chive Cottage Cheese Dip
- Brown Sugar Cinnamon Sweet Cream Cheese Dip
- Spanakopita Dip
- Turtle Cheesecake Dip
Whipped Feta Dip Recipe with Honey Peaches
- 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- 3 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 4 tablespoons full-fat sour cream
- 1/16 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- Toasted bread crackers, or pita chips (for serving)
- Add the crumbled feta, room temperature cream cheese, sour cream, and salt to a food processor. Pulse a few times, and then process until it’s as smooth as you like it, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. I prefer mine with a little bit of texture, so I don't completely puree it.
- Stir together all ingredients for the honey peaches in a bowl.
- Once the feta is whipped, spoon it into a shallow bowl and spread it out in the bottom. Spoon the peaches on top (including juices). Sprinkle on the thyme.
- Serve along with toasted bread, crackers, or pita chips for dipping.
- Recipe Yield and Serving Size: This recipe makes about 1 cup of whipped feta, or 4 (¼-cup) servings.
- Nutrition Information: The nutritional information doesn't include toasted bread for dipping.
- Storage: Before topping with the peaches, you can store the whipped feta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- To Make This With Greek Yogurt: Omit the cream cheese and sour cream and use 4 ounces plain Greek yogurt.