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Whipped Feta Berry Balsamic Dip

By Bailey Campbell

Warmer days are here, and so is picnic and barbecue season! Here’s an easy recipe if you’re looking for summer appetizer ideas. Whipped feta is having a moment, and this creative take on it is even more savoury than the classic versions you might have tried: the addition of Canadian Greek yogourt to the usual feta cheese/olive oil mixture makes for an extra creamy dip, and the toppings take the dish to the next level—the sweet and tart, honey-roasted raspberries and strawberries compliment and balance the creaminess to perfection.

In a pinch, this could make for a delicious but easy dinner idea, but this summer appetizer would really shine in a bbq dinner. Consider this the hot weather alternative to the spinach dip recipe: it’s a classic in the making.

  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cooking: 30 minutes
  • Refrigeration: 60 minutes
Yields 4
Whipped Feta Berry Balsamic Dip

Ingredients

  • Whipped Feta
  • 1 - 200g (7 oz) container Canadian feta cheese
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) plain Canadian Greek-style yogurt
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) honey
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Honey Balsamic Berries
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) honey
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 container fresh raspberries
  • 10 fresh strawberries
  • Other ingredients
  • Fresh basil, chopped
  • Sourdough

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Preparation

Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a food processor, mix together the feta cheese, Canadian greek-style yogurt, olive oil, honey and pepper until smooth. Refrigerate for 60 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together honey and balsamic vinegar. Pour over the raspberries and strawberries. Bake for 20 minutes until the juices are released. Let cool for 10 minutes then refrigerate until dip is set.

Transfer feta dip to bowl and assemble with honey roasted berries and fresh basil. Serve with toasted sourdough bread or crackers.

Tips

For more inspiration by Bailey Campbell, visit her Instagram profile @basicwithbails

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