This Feta Yogurt Dip came about as a companion to a leg of lamb, but it was too good not to have its own moment. Before the lamb was even served, we were dipping carrots, pieces of pita and even spoons into the bowl.
Feta cheese is one of my favorite secret weapon ingredients. Everyone in my family loves it, and I have found that pretty much everyone who eats at our house loves it, too — with the obvious exception of vegans. When we are out of feta Jack behaves pretty much as though we are out of milk.
It stars in Greek salads, of course, but I love it in everything from quesadillas to other sorts of salads, like grain salads. You can also elevate anything from roasted vegetables to a taco by sprinkling some on top.
This Feta Yogurt Dip is the perfect companion to a leg of lamb, but also makes a great appetizer dip for carrots or pita.Tweet This
What Kind of Feta to Use in Dip
There are several countries that make feta, Greece (duh) and also Bulgaria and France are big on the feta making. Those countries’ names pop up quite a bit when you’re buying feta at a cheese store.
What is the Difference Between Different Types of Feta?
Bulgarian feta is usually the least expensive, also the saltiest, creamy but firm. French feta is softer and milder, in general. Greek feta is the most common and the one you are most likely to find in the packaged cheese section of the market. It’s not usually as salty as Bulgarian, and it’s quite crumbly and briny in flavor.
Fresh feta, or at least non-packaged feta is AMAZING, and if you don’t think you’re a fan, the good stuff from the cheese counter may change your attitude towards feta forever. Most classic feta is made from sheep’s milk, but you also can get feta made from goat or cow milk, which are usually milder.
What to Serve with Feta Yogurt Dip
So, yes, serve this Feta Yogurt Dip with Greek-Style Butterflied Leg of Lamb, but also Make Your Own Lamb Gyro Board or Slow Cooked Moroccan Leg of Lamb. It’s also great with plain grilled chicken, crudite, and all kids of fish.
Other Dip Recipes:
- Edamame Pesto Dip
- Best Homemade Hummus
- Cannellini Bean Dip with Lemon and Parmesan
- Warm Jalapeno Popper Dip
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Feta Yogurt Dip
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt preferably whole milk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
- 2 garlic cloves very finely minced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- ½ cup crumbled feta
- Dill sprigs for serving, optional
- In a small bowl combine the Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, dill, and minced garlic. Add the feta and stir and lightly mashing it into the mixture, using a fork. Taste and season as needed with salt and pepper. Spring over some small dill sprigs, if using.
The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.
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