A few words that come to mind when I think of this whipped feta dip? Tangy, velvety, rich, creamy, DIVINE. Scoop it up with a crispy piece of garlic toast, your favorite crunchy cracker, or raw veggies.

A white bowl with whipped honey feta topped with cracked black pepper on a pink surface. There is a plate with sliced vegetables to the top left corner and a small, wooden bowl with flaky sea salt to the top right. There is a white linen draped to the bottom and a small bowl of toasted pita bread.

WHIPPED FETA. Do I need to say more?

With its perfect balance of salt and tang, feta is easily one of my favorite cheeses. It’s perfect on salads, especially ones with sweeter toppings, and a must-have accompaniment for Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, but its crumbly texture can make it hard to incorporate anywhere else. That’s where this whipped honey feta dip comes in!

I first came across it on a recent trip to Charleston at Butcher and Bee, and as soon as we took a bite we were all blown away. This dip takes the incredible flavor of feta but gives it a light and creamy texture with just a hint of sweet. We couldn’t stop talking about it so I knew I needed to try my hand at my own version!

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

The ingredients are super simple here. Any substitutions are listed below and exact ingredient amounts can be found in the recipe card.

Whipped honey feta ingredients on a round, grey plate on a grey and white marble surface.
  • Feta cheese – feta is the star of this show! This recipe calls for a block of feta, but if you’re having trouble finding a block, you can absolutely use crumbled feta. Do note that crumbled feta may result in a grainier end product.
  • Honey – honey slightly sweetens the feta to counter the tang just a bit.
  • Salt
  • Water – this ingredient is optional and really just to thin the dip out a bit if needed.

How to Make Creamy Whipped Feta

The instructions are ALMOST as simple as the ingredients. Here’s how you’ll pull this showstopper together:

A couple blocks of feta cheese in a food processor.
A hand pouring honey over top of blocks of feta in a food processor.
A food processor blending feta and honey.
Top down of a food processor with blended feta and honey. The mixture is smooth.
Hand pouring water over top of blended feta mixture in a food processor.
Top down of whipped honey feta mixture in a food processor on a grey and white marble surface. The mixture is smooth and creamy.
  1. Food process – add the feta cheese and honey to a food processor and blend on high for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture is creamy.
  2. Add salt, if needed – taste the feta dip and add salt if needed.
  3. Serve and enjoy – serve alongside crackers, garlic toast, or veggies, and enjoy!

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Though this recipe is as easy as it gets, we’ve always got a couple of tips and tricks up our sleeve.

  • Keep whipping – keep the food processor running on high for a few minutes. The feta will take on a very crumbly consistency at first, but slowly it will turn to the whipped texture you see here. Just use a bit of patience – we promise it’ll turn out in the end!
  • Add water – if your feta dip seems a little too dry (even after following the tip above), add a tablespoon of water at a time until a creamy, whipped texture is achieved.
  • Add salt – in that same vein, some feta brands are saltier than others, so be sure to taste your dip and add salt if needed.

Whipped Feta Variations

If you’d like to up the flavor of this feta dip just a little more, here are some of our favorite ideas:

  • Extra-virgin olive oil and cracked black pepper – adding a tablespoon or two of good quality extra-virgin olive oil into your dip gives it a delicious layer of savory flavor.
  • Roasted garlic – reduce the honey by half and add half a head of roasted garlic as you blend the feta.
  • Fresh herbs – blend a handful of basil and a few fresh chives into your feta for a delicious herby spread.
  • Pomegranate seeds – for a sweet seasonal twist, add a few pomegranate seeds to the top of your dip!

How to Serve

This whipped honey dip is perfect as part of a charcuterie board, on top of gluten-free garlic toasts, with crackers, with veggies, or even as a spread.

A hand dipping a toasted pita into the bowl of honey whipped feta. There is a plate of sliced vegetables in the background and a white linen draped to the front.

How to Store

Store any leftover feta dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Stored this way, it’ll stay good for up to 5 days.

Can this dip be made ahead of time?

You can absolutely make this dip ahead of time. We recommend enjoying it within 5 days of making it, so keep that in mind when you’re planning your make-ahead timeline!

Why is my whipped feta grainy?

Your whipped feta may be grainy if you use feta cheese crumbles versus a block. Crumbled feta includes anti-caking agents that may cause a grainy texture.

Are you supposed to drain feta cheese?

Good question! Blocks of feta cheese often come in their own liquid, and if that’s the case for your block, we recommend adding the liquid to the food processor along with the feta and honey for the creamiest whipped texture. If your block does not include liquid, you may need to add a couple of tablespoons of water to the food processor.

A white bowl of honey whipped feta topped with cracked black pepper. There is a small grey bowl of toasted pita bread, a plate with sliced red bell pepper, sliced cucumber, and sliced purple carrots and a small wooden bowl with flaky sea salt next to a copper spoon. All are sitting on a pink surface.

More Favorite Dip Recipes

Creamy Whipped Feta Dip with Honey

5 from 1 vote
By Amber Goulden
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Feta is simply blended with honey for a creamy dip that’s equal parts salty, sweet, and tangy.

Ingredients  

  • 1, 8-ounce block feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons water (optional)

Instructions 

  • Add the feta cheese and honey to a food processor and blend on high for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture is creamy. Taste and add salt if needed.
  • Serve alongside crackers, gluten free garlic toast, or veggies and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled!
  • The addition of water will give the mixture a softer texture. If you can get a block of feta packed in its own water, you can add that to the processor. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.4g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 8.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Cholesterol: 33.7mg | Sodium: 373.4mg | Sugar: 7.3g

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 121
Keyword: dip

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6 Comments

    1. Hmm…I’m not sure, Pat! Maybe try adding some water or olive oil to thin it out a bit!

  1. Would a blender work for this or will the consistency not be as nice as if done in a food processor?

  2. Can I use a package of crumbled feta (aka what I have in my fridge right now!), or will that not work?

    Thank you! Looking forward to your cookbook arriving in the mail tomorrow!!