Store bought dip? Not on your watch! We've covered all your parties and family gatherings with this delicious olive and feta dip using our Terra Verde Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It's warm, spicy, and delectable. Seriously, we can't stop raving about it, and this dip is a sure fire way to impress everyone you know.
And it's super easy to make! It takes 45 minutes MAX. So save this recipe and give it a shot - it'll become one of your party staples in no time.
Olive and Feta Dip with Honey Drizzle
- 2 cups of pitted olives
- ⅓ cup Terra Verde Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
- ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 shallot peeled and cut into quarters
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 2 sprigs of fresh oregano
- ½ lemon sliced
- ¼ tsp chili flakes
- 1 block of feta, 8 oz
- 3 oz cream cheese (room temp)
- 2-3 tablespoons of honey
- Black pepper, to taste
How to Cook: A Step by Step Guide
If you follow the next steps, you'll make the perfect olive and feta dip! The order is important - so pay attention!
Step 1: Preheat and Prep
Preheat the oven to 450°. Combine the olives, Terra Verde Olive Oil, garlic, shallots, lemons, herbs, and red pepper flakes in a baking dish. Bake for about 25 mins until the garlic turns golden brown, and the oil is sizzling.
Step 2: Whip the Feta
Place the cream cheese and feta in a food processor and blend until the cheese is smooth.
Step 3: Spoon the Dip
Spoon the whipped feta into a serving dish and top with the warm olive mixture.
Step 4: Top Off
Time to Serve!
This dip will be a hit at any party, but make sure you don't skimp on the olive oil. We recommend serving this creamy olive feta dip with warm crusty bread or crostini to dip.
Although this dip can technically be made with any olive oil, we HIGHLY suggest using our Terra Verde Extra Virgin Olive Oil. What makes it different? This oil is a varietal blend of Arbequina, Mission and Pendolino olives, which together yield this uniquely fruity and complex extra virgin olive oil.
Like this recipe, and want to try a similar play on a whipped olive and feta dip? Check out our honey feta dip - this dip's sweeter and nuttier sister (pistachios galore!).
Besides using our Terra Verde in this olive dip, it is an incredible addition to any dish, especially as a finishing touch. From sizzling garlic shrimp to Texas gazpacho, Terra Verde is the perfect oil to add a little extra complexity to your meal. So get to cooking, and enjoy incorporating your olive oil in new and exciting ways!