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Whipped Lemon Feta Dip Recipe – 6 Ingredients

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One quick warning about this lemon feta dip…it’s slightly addicting! My whipped feta dip recipe is a fluffy spread made of feta and cream cheeses along with some flavor boosters like lemon juice and zest, garlic, and olive oil. (My lemon risotto is also made with this bright combo!) Serve up the feta cheese dip with plenty of air fryer pita chips, veggies, and some kalamata olives on the side. And if you want to turn it into a meal? Add Greek lamb meatballs and a simple Greek salad or try these lamb tacos that feature this delicious spread.

If snack-y appetizers are your jam (seriously, my favorite type of meal!), be sure to try my baked brie with fig jam, shrimp ceviche, chili cheese dip, Greek Mezze platter, ranch chex mix, smoked salmon dip, or a charcuterie board (I have Trader Joe’s cheese board, Mediterranean charcuterie board, and Costco cheese board options) next.

Hand dipping cracker into whipped feta dip

Cheese is kind of my thing. Friends know that if they come over, they can always count on a good cheese board. (And if you want to learn how to build a gorgeous cheese plate, check out this post and video!)

Family knows that at a get-together, you can find me at the cheese plate.

I think it’s in my blood. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, fondly known as America’s Dairyland, and I grew up drinking milk, eating yogurt and snacking on cheese and crackers on a daily basis. Oh, and playing on dairy farms. Just like my mom, it would be a bad day if my fridge had less than three varieties of cheese at any given time. (And parmesan doesn’t count, that is a staple food, not an “eating” cheese.)

Let’s get to this whipped feta dip, shall we?

Whipped lemon feta dip on a platter

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

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Ingredients in Whipped Feta Dip

This recipe for feta dip can be made with just 6 ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cream cheese
  • Feta cheese
  • Lemon
  • Chives (optional)
Ingredients to make whipped feta dip

What Kind of Feta Cheese Should I Use?

Great question! I recommend using feta cheese that is in a block, preferably in a brine. I’ve found this has the MOST flavor and stays fresh, without drying out. It will also keep much longer in your fridge as the brine will keep it from going bad.

Crumbles are ok for salads (though I would still argue for block!), but block will give this spicy feta dip the best flavor.

How to Make Feta Cheese Dip:

This zesty feta dip is ready in just 10 minutes! Here are the simple steps to make it:

  • Saute garlic. Heat oil over low heat and saute garlic until it starts to sizzle, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and add red pepper flakes to oil.
Garlic cooking in skillet

TIP: Cook over low heat so you don’t burn the garlic.

  • Process cheeses. In a food processor, pulse together cream cheese and feta cheese until smooth. Add the rest of the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and garlic oil to processor and pulse again until combined.
Feta cheese in food processor
  • Plate feta dip. Spread feta spread mixture onto a plate or bowl and top with chives, red pepper flakes, and a drizzle of olive oil.
Whipped feta dip in a bowl

What to Serve with Feta Dip Recipe

It’s great for appetizer spreads (add it to my Greek mezze platter!) or as a feta spread for sandwiches layered with turkey, cucumber slices, and fresh sprouts. Or keep it simple and enjoy this lemon feta dip with veggies, air fryer pita crackers, roasted grape tomatoes, and some kalamata olives on the side.

It’s one of those dips that works with anything and everything.

How to Store Leftover Lemon Feta Dip:

Store any leftover dip in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Can you freeze feta dip?

I would not recommend freezing this recipe for feta dip as cheese can change texture during the freezing/thawing process and you want your dip smooth, not chunky!

More Easy Appetizer Recipes:

If you like this feta dip with cream cheese, you might also like some of these other appetizer recipes:

Whipped feta cheese dip on a platter with crackers

Helpful Tools to Make Feta Cheese Dip:

  • Food Processor – No matter if you’re making whipped feta dip, hummus, or pesto, you need a food processor. I’ve had this one for 10+ years and still love it.
  • Citrus Juicer – The fastest way to get every. last. drop. of juice out of the lemon.
  • Microplane Zester – One of my favorite kitchen tools, use this to zest the lemon and mince the garlic for this lemon feta dip with cream cheese. It’s perfect for garlic as you won’t have any large chunks.
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Whipped lemon feta dip on a platter

Whipped Lemon Feta Dip Recipe

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EASY whipped lemon feta dip recipe is ready in just 10 min! Serve this feta cheese dip with pita chips and veggies. It’s delish!


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  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. block of feta cheese
  • 1/2 lemon: zested and juiced
  • garnish: minced chives, red pepper flakes, olive oil


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over low heat in a small pan. Add minced garlic and heat until garlic starts to sizzle, about 2 minutes. (Careful not to burn the garlic!)
  2. Remove from heat and add red pepper flakes to oil.
  3. In a processor, pulse together cream cheese and feta cheese until smooth.
  4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, juice and zest from lemon and garlic oil to processor and pulse again until combined.
  5. Spread onto a plate or bowl and top with garnishes if desired.


  • Serve with crackers and veggies.

Keywords: feta dip recipe, lemon feta dip, feta cheese appetizer

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  1. Mercedes

    I am in charge of bringing an appetizer to a dinner party on Friday and now I know exactly what I will make! I can’t imagine how great this would be smeared on a bagel too……

  2. Tut

    OMG, will try it this weekend!

    Just for the record, I have in my fridge today: 9 hunks of cheese, one of which is parmesan, which you’re right, does not count! And three varieties of bleu cheese. xoxo Mom

  3. Amanda Paa

    totally pinned this, totally making. i am on a total small bites and dip with wine kick. i swear it’s been my dinner for two of the last three nights.

  4. Luv What You Do

    HAve you ever made grilled feta??? We are obsessed! It is so amazing! After reading your post, I think you’d love it! That being said, I am pinning this immediately because I think WE would LOVE it : ) Great recipe for summer BBQ’s for sure!

    • Emily

      Absolutely! You will want to let it sit at room temperature 15-20 minutes to soften up before serving. And drizzle with oil right before serving as well.

  5. Tut Gramling

    It tastes as good as it looks! And the lemon provides a bright & light flavor. I’ve made this several times, and will continue.

  6. Deb

    This was as quick and easy as promised. Absolutely loved it and it received rave reviews. I’m thinking it would be lovely on a roasted chicken sandwich or in a chicken gyro in lieu of tzatziki.

  7. Kelsey

    I have been making this recipe for years and friends and family rave about it every time! I like to make a little extra of the chili garlic oil and drizzle on top after plating.

  8. Jenny H

    Easy and delish! Just made some and served with freshly sliced baguette bread and homemade pickles for a vineyard outing with family. Used the juice of a whole lemon. So good!! Living life to the fullest in Virginia!