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Whipped Feta Dip with Roasted Tomatoes

If I had to choose a favorite from our healthy dips recipes, I think this creamy whipped feta dip might be the winner. The signature tanginess of feta cheese and Greek yogurt is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of balsamic roasted tomatoes and a little kick from black pepper, red pepper flakes, and fresh basil.

And for a dip this creamy and flavorful, you’ll never believe it has 12 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, and 75 calories per serving! That leaves plenty of room for freshly grilled bread, crostini, or your choice of dipping apparatus.

two slices of grilled ciabatta bread topped with the whipped feta dip and roasted tomatoes

How to Make Healthy Whipped Feta Dip

You’ll need three components for the creaminess factor:

  1. Fat Free Crumbled Feta
  2. Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  3. Fat Free Cream Cheese

If you have trouble tracking down fat free versions of crumbled feta or cream cheese, go with reduced fat. You should also be able to use other options like sour cream or even dairy free feta, yogurt, and cream cheese.

crumbled feta cheese, cream cheese, and Greek yogurt in a food processor with herbs and spices

In addition to the dairy trio, I recommend seasoning your whipped feta with fresh basil, garlic powder, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Feel free to tweak your seasoning selection to fit your taste. For example, a little lemon juice, air fryer roasted garlic, or Greek seasoning like I used for my Greek ground chicken skillet would be a good fit here.

You’ll definitely need to use a food processor or blender to make this feta spread, as it takes around 2-3 minutes on a high speed to fully whip everything into the creamy feta cheese dip we’re after. That would be one challenging forearm workout if you tried to use a whisk.

How to Make Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

The recipe calls for cherry or grape tomatoes, but I’d go with cherry or something on the sweeter side if possible. I actually used Texas Two Step Sweet Bite Sized Tomatoes.

I also used an air fryer because it’s peak Texas summer and who wants to turn on the oven? If you go the air fryer route, you’ll need a makeshift foil basket unless you have an air fryer safe baking dish. Or if you want to use your oven, I’ve included notes in the recipe card below.

seasoned tomatoes in a foil lined air fryer basket

As far as seasoning goes, the garlic powder makes a return along with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and dried oregano. And similar to the whipped feta itself, you can tweak as you see fit. A little crushed garlic like my air fryer carrot fries call for or a honey drizzle would be nice touches.

Can I make this feta dip without the roasted tomatoes?

If you wanted to skip the roasted tomatoes altogether, you could play around with something like the cherry peppers (aka Peppadew or sweet piquante) I topped my Shake Shack SmokeShack burgers with. They’re pickled, delicious, and you could add them straight from the jar.

What to Serve with Whipped Feta

The world is your oyster when it comes to serving. I sliced up a baguette and some ciabatta bread, brushed them with olive oil, and tossed them in a grill pan. I’m not saying it’s the perfect choice, but it’s the perfect choice. You can also go with store bought crostini or crackers.

olive oil brushed baguette slices in a grill pan

For lower calorie dipping, the Joseph’s pita bread I used for the outer layer of my Taco Bell Gordita Crunch copycat would be great. You could even make toasted pita chips with it. You can also find other healthy flatbread options like the Cut Da Carb from my low carb chicken enchiladas. Cut and toast them up like my friend Lillie did for her healthy breakfast nachos.

Or if you wanted to make something lower carb from scratch, other friend of the blog, Joe Duff, has recipes for keto crackers and keto naan bread.

a bowl of creamy feta dip and roasted tomatoes

However you end up serving your whipped feta and roasted tomatoes, tell me about it. Come back and leave a recipe review or comment with your thoughts and dipping tips for other readers. We appreciate it!

a bowl of creamy feta dip and roasted tomatoes

Whipped Feta Dip with Roasted Tomatoes

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A fat free creamy whipped feta dip with simple balsamic roasted tomatoes.

Ingredients

For the Whipped Feta

  • 10 oz Fat Free Crumbled Feta
  • 4 oz Fat Free Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 C (113g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 4 Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

For the Roasted Tomatoes

  • 8 oz Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Toss the tomatoes in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar before seasoning.
  2. Line an air fryer basket with foil and air fry the tomatoes at 350ºF for 12-15 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and begin to wrinkle. You can also oven roast for 20-25 minutes in a baking dish or quarter sheet pan.
  3. For the whipped feta, add all the ingredients to a food processor. Blend on low for 30-60 seconds before scraping the sides and blending on high for another 2- 3 minutes. It should be smooth with no lumps of feta remaining.
  4. Top the whipped feta with the roasted tomatoes and juices. Top with fresh basil or parsley and serve with grilled bread or crackers.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: about 3 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 2gCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 12g

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Courtney

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Feta cheese is so underrated and this recipe really highlights how delicious it can be! I couldn’t find fat free feta but used reduced fat and it still turned out amazing. I’ll be making this again soon.

Adam Girmann

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

A fantastic recipe that is sure to please! Mason always nails the perfect balance of acidity, sweetness, and richness. Just go hurry up and try it for yourself!!!

Reema G.

Wednesday 18th of August 2021

Do you think whipping cottage cheese with a bit of lemon (instead of feta) would produce a similar result but up the health quotient? Or just gross?

Mason Woodruff

Thursday 19th of August 2021

I think you'll have some definite textural differences. The cottage cheese will make the dip more slack. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I doubt you'll want to serve on crostini or bread. Report back if you try it!

Kensey

Monday 2nd of August 2021

This is so freaking good.. made it last night as an appetizer with naan bread. It was just for me and my husband so we had leftovers. Repurposed it today over some banza pasta and chicken for an awesome pasta dish! This is a must try recipe!

Mason Woodruff

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

I'm jealous of the chicken pasta idea. Might have to make some this weekend!

Samantha Peterson

Thursday 29th of July 2021

Amazing. AMAZING!!! Holy cow. My boyfriend and I made this tonight alongside chicken on the grill. It blew our socks off. I can’t wait to make this to entertain. Thank yo, Mason, for this stellar recipe!!!

Mason Woodruff

Friday 30th of July 2021

Thanks for the feedback, Samantha! Sounds like you two had a similar reaction to ours.

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