Recipe: Garlic Feta Dip (aka The Party Starter)

April is National Garlic Month. So, either pull up a chair or stand way back…depending on how you feel about garlic.

Nothing like starting a party off with garlicky appetizers to get everyone on the same playing field. This creamy dip is just the trick. We love the mix of feta and ricotta, making it super smooth, yet substantial. The fragrant garlic, herbs and roasted red pepper add just the right kick when paired with veggies and pita chips. This is one of those party starter aps that is easy to prepare and pays off with lots of complements.

 

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Shown: Flow “Two-in-One” 18″ Platter

 

Recipe: Garlic Feta Dip

Ingredients
1 lb. feta cheese, crumbled
½ lb. whole milk ricotta
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/3 cup olive oil
Juice of one lemon
1 Tb. fresh chopped thyme
1 Tb. dried oregano
1+ tsp. crushed red pepper
1 large roasted red pepper (jarred in fine)
Black Pepper to taste
Pita bread, cut into wedges or pita chips
Kalamata olives as garnish

Directions
Using a food processor, pulse the feta, ricotta, garlic, oil, lemon juice, herbs and crushed red pepper together until smooth. Drain and dice the roasted red pepper. Scoop the mixture into a bowl. Fold in the red pepper and ground black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve. To serve, drizzle another tablespoon of olive oil on top and serve with pita wedges and olives.

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 miniutes
Recipe provided by A Spicy Perspective



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