Whipped Feta, Lemon and Chilli Dip

Whipped Feta, Lemon and Chilli Dip

Whipped Feta, Lemon and Chilli Dip

Whipped Feta, Lemon and Chilli Dip

Everyone loves a dip, they are easy to prepare and are great to have around for guests to nibble on when entertaining.

This Whipped Feta, Lemon and Chilli Dip is a little different from the norm and brings a refreshing zesty flavor with a hint of heat and plenty of creaminess.
Don't get me wrong it's not a totally creamy-in-your-face dip, it's light and fluffy and the sourness of the Feta is complemented by the lemon juice which makes this a perfect accompaniment to many things.

You can use this as a dip with pita chips and olives but it's equally at home with vegetables (hot and cold), salads, meats, fish and even baked potatoes - it's pretty versatile.

Be sure to make this ahead of time as it's best when it's been in the fridge for a while. 

Ingredient wise it's pretty straight forward but the Olive Oil and Smoked Paprika are the stars of the dish.
Their addition at the end just before serving bring a new dimension to the already incredible flavors. 
Make sure your olive oil is a good quality extra virgin olive oil and that your smoked paprika is fresh, not one that's been in the cupboard for years!
You can add more chilli or use fresh chilli if heat is your thing but remember not to overshadow the Feta.

Whipped Feta, Lemon and Chilli Dip

Smoked Paprika and Olive Oil round out this dish.

Whipped Feta, Lemon and Chilli Dip
Whipped Feta, Lemon and Chilli Dip

100g Feta Cheese - crumbled
100g Cream Cheese
3 tsp Creme Fraiche
Juice of ¼ Lemon
Chilli Powder - generous pinch (or equivalent using fresh chilli, about ¼ tsp)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Smoked Paprika - to dust
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - to drizzle

The Mix: 

Use a food mixer with the whisk attachment
Place all ingredients except paprika and olive oil in the bowl and whisk until light and fluffy - about 4 minutes
Spoon into serving dish, drizzle with olive oil then dust with paprika and refrigerate for 1 hour or until needed

Drink This: 

Try this sparkling rosé from the Loire Valley in France

Sparkling Rose

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