This creamy feta dip is absolutely delicious and so simple to make! You need to make it next time you're putting toether a cheese or crudites board. Salty feta, yogurt, lemon zest and mint along with a little sumac make this a really tasty addition that's great for spreading or using as a dip!
I love to make this creamy dip when we have guests at Christmas or just as part of a light lunch with crackers and salads. The great thing about this sumac and feta dip is that it's so simple to make. You just put everything in a food processor and blitz. Give it a taste and if you need to adjust the flavours you can. Add extra salt, extra garlic, herbs or spices! It won't take longer than 5 minutes to make!
To make this creamy sumac and feta dip you'll need:
- Feta cheese - Try to get a good quality Greek feta cheese. I normallly use the full fat cheese although I'm sure the low fat feta would work too.
- Greek yogurt - Like with the feta, I normally use a full fat Greek yogurt as I think it has a creamier texture.
- Lemon - I use the lemon zest in the dip so make sure it is an unwaxed lemon. I sometimes squeeze in some of the lemon juice too according to taste.
- Garlic clove - I use fresh garlic and prefer to crush it before adding to the blender to make sure it gets thoroughly crushed.
- Mint leaves - I add about 8 leaves and fresh leaves ideally but you can add dried mint instead.
- Sumac - Sumac adds even more of a fresh lemon flavour to this dip.
- Extra virgin olive oil - Use a good quality olive oil
- Pinch salt - The feta is salty so the amount of salt you add is up to you. I find it only needs a pinch more salt.
How to make creamy feta and sumac dip
Do check out the recipe card further down the page. This dip is so simple to make though. You basically put everything in a blender and blitz. Just make sure to taste it and add extra of anything you think it needs.
Can you adapt the recipe?
Yes of course! If you want a spicier dip then why not add some aleppo pepper along with the sumac? Or some smoked paprika?
You can add some extra herbs too. Parsley is also lovely in this.
Sometimes I use a flavoured extra virgin olive oil to give it a little boost too!
If you want it to be thicker and more like whipped feta with a more spreadable consistency then just add less yogurt.
What can you serve this feta dip with?
I love to serve this with crackers or crusty bread. It's delicious and makes a really tasty light lunch or breakfast
It's also great with crudites such as carrots, bell peppers, cucumber and radishes.
If you're serving a grazing board for guests or just for a family meal then it's a delicious addition. It can either be part of an appetizer or a cheese course. It's so versatile!
How to top a feta dip?
This simple feta dip is delicious and doesn't need any toppings but if you want it to look pretty when serving to guests, add some herbs on top, a few grinds of black pepper, a drizzle of oil or some toasted nuts or seeds. Lightly toasted pine nuts or pumpkin seeds both work well.
How to store feta dip?
This sumafeta dip stores really well in the fridge for up to three days. You can also freeze it in an airtight container for up to three months. However, I prefer not to freeze it and to eat it when it is fresh as the texture is not as creamy after is has defrosted.
Creamy Feta Dip with Sumac and Lemon
- 150 g feta cheese
- 80 g Greek yogurt
- 1 lemon zested
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 8 mint leaves or ½ teaspoon dried mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon sumac
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Pinch salt
- Add all the ingredients to the blender. Blitz till smooth.
- Taste and adjust the seasonings. I almost always tinker with it a little at this point! You may need more sumac, garlic or salt for example. You can also squeeze in some of the lemon juice if it needs more lemon flavour.
More dip recipes
If you like this creamy feta dip then do try one of my other dip recipes:
- Roasted carrot hummus
- Green pea hummus
- Ajvar - Macedonian aubergine and red pepper dip
- Easy muhammara - Walnut and red pepper dip
- Yogurt avocado and coriander dip
Keep in touch
Do let me know if you make this creamy feta, lemon and sumac dip or any of my other recipes. I love to get feedback from readers.