It seemed that whipped feta was all over Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok last year and, to be honest, I didn’t buy into the hype at first. I’ve never been a Feta fan and the idea of turning it into a dip just gave me the ick. But after SO many people recommended various forms of this salty snack, I gave in and had to try it.

I figured, given my apprehension, I’d pair one of my least favorite cheeses with one of my most favorite fruits: strawberries! I kept the roasted strawberries very traditional, using balsamic and honey to keep them sweet but with a savory edge to meld with the cheese. I kept that sweet theme in the feta by adding a little honey. Honestly, it may sound like a lot of honey but this remains a pretty savory dip!

I paired with crackers but a loaf of crusty bread also makes for a winner of combo. I HIGHLY recommend adding that garnish of fresh basil if you have it around – it brightens everything. Alternatively, a drizzle of lemon olive oil across the top of the feta is another great garnish to add depth of flavor.

Honey Whipped Feta Dip with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries

Whipped feta is having a moment right now and I'm all for it. I used to never like this salty cheese but when paired with honey coated strawberries it is absolute heaven. If you have an event coming up this is a dip you can make about a day in advance – which I love as it saves you prep time the day of the party!
Course Snack
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

For the Roasted Strawberries

  • 1 lb fresh strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey

For the Whipped Feta:

  • 6 ounces feta cheese a block or crumbled is fine
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt full fat or low fat – don't use non-fat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper

Instructions
 

For Roasted Strawberries

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Combine balsamic vinegar and honey then toss with the prepared strawberries and spread evenly on a baking sheet
  • Roast until strawberries soften and release their juices – about 30 minutes
  • Remove from pan, put in airtight container and chill until ready to serve

For the Whipped Feta:

  • Place all whipped feta ingredients in a food processor and pulse until completely combined and smooth. You want the mixture to still be thick but if it's so thick the cheese isn't breaking up, you can add small amounts of olive oil until it's smoother
  • Move the whipped feta to an airtight container and chill at least 30 minutes before serving but up to a full day

To Assemble:

  • Spread whipped feta across the bottom of a large bowl
  • Spoon strawberries onto one side of the dip
  • Garnish with freshly chopped basil and more honey or olive oil depending on your taste – serve alongside bread or crackers
  • You can also serve these as crostini by spreading the cheese on the toasted (but cooled) bread and topping with strawberries and basil

Notes

Extra Tips:
  • You can make this a day in advance – just store the strawberries and dip separately
  • If you have leftovers, you can store them together in an airtight container for a couple days in the fridge 
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