Roasted red pepper feta dip

Yesterday when I opened the almost bare fridge for lunch there was one half of a pathetic looking, week old chicken breast staring back at me, the only easy lunch option available. I kind of sighed, looked at it, threw it on the counter and continued searching for something to make week old honey-soy chicken sound appetizing. The options were cucumbers, red peppers, feta and yogurt. The cucumbers lost.

Of course I picked the 20 minute span of the afternoon that it decided to rain to roast peppers on the grill and then proceeded to burn my fingers off from impatience peeling them too soon. Hungry stomach > common sense.

A simple something to “dress up the chicken” somehow turned into 3 cups of dip that I ended up shoveling into my mouth by the spoonful after drenching the chicken in it. Not because I have no self control (although that could sometimes be argued) but because we had no chips, pretzels or even decent vegetables to use as dippers.

1. It’s deliciously creamy, cheesy and salty without being overkill. Both of which I attribute to this yogurt and feta being amazing (please start showing up in stores by me! Although, I could be convinced of a trip to Greece to bring some back.)

2. I need to go food shopping for dippers asap.

5.0 from 2 reviews

Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip
 
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Roasted red peppers, feta and white beans are a creamy, cheesy and deliciously salty dip combination
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Recipe type: dips
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 large roasted red peppers, sliced
  • 6 oz. plain full fat greek yogurt
  • 2.5 oz. feta cheese
  • 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine everything except olive oil in a food processor.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Scrape down sides and process again, adding olive oil slowly.
  4. Taste for seasoning, add as much salt, pepper and red pepper flakes as desired, pour into a bowl and serve.

 

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  1. 1

    Oh my gosh I am making this! I love red peppers and I have some feta cheese I need to use up!! What a great dip and yah I’d be eating this by the spoonfuls too!!

  2. 2

    ooo i love anything that has roasted red peppers in it!!! btw, i read “dippers” as “diapers” and thought i missed something ;) haha

  3. 4

    I love bean dips with lots of veggies. It’s one of my favorite things to eat! Guilt-free, too! :)

  4. 5

    I love using cannellini beans to make creamy dips and sauces. What a great way to turn leftovers into a delicious lunch.

  5. 6

    now THOSE are some blackened/roasted peppers – and I bet they made the best dip!

  6. 7

    not a bad lunch at all for just returning from vacation. I came home saturday to maple syrup and half and half in the fridge so you can bet there was a 630am grocery store run the next morning.

  7. 8

    This is far more impressive than anything I could come up with from the contents of my fridge…

  8. 9

    WOAH. those pictures look incredible! Writing down the recipe now! Thanks :)

  9. 10

    would it be weird to use this as mayo?

  10. 12

    The first time I read through ” I need to go food shopping for dippers asap.” I read “diapers” and got REALLY confused. haha All is well, I have opened my eyes and taken a sip of coffee.

    This looks amazing. And even with a fully stocked (of 50% condiments and sauces) this weekend it was a ridiuclous “stare into the fridge and find NOTHING worthy of consumption”. Except wine.

    I would have GLADLY devoured this with a spoon. And bread.

  11. 13

    Those droplets of oil? I die. I would drink this.

  12. 14

    see, i just have no self control which is why i’d shovel it in my mouth by the spoonful. i’m pretty sure all 3 cups would be gone in 5 minutes…

  13. 15

    I’m pretty sure I could happily slather my left arm in this and lick it off…good dippers be damned. Looks awesome Gina and I can only imagine how good it would be on chicken!

  14. 16

    I think some of the best recipes come from throwing random stuff together. Kind of makes you think outside the box. I have never roasted a pepper before. This looks like it would make a good spread too!

  15. 17

    I love Greek yogurt dips and these flavors are beyond amazing. Love this Gina!

  16. 18

    This looks so great! And so flavorful. Can’t wait to give this a try!

  17. 19

    Beans, feta, roasted peppers and garlic… all of my favorite ingredients. How could this not be as amazing as it looks? Yum!!

  18. 20

    This sounds fantastic- I kind of love how there’s not tons and tons of feta, but rather, this is almost like roasted red pepper hummus meets yogurt meets feta. I say skip the dippers, I always like the dip better anyway!

  19. 21

    So pretty and simple!

  20. 22

    Delicious!!! There’s a Greek restaurant that my bf and I love and one of the appetizers is a red pepper and feta dip. It’s our favorite and we ALWAYS order it.

  21. 23

    That looks delicious!! I can imagine it as well as a sauce in a vegetable wrap or something like that..

  22. 24

    I could totally eat this in one sitting! Amazing!

  23. 25

    I love coming up with things like this from a bare fridge! Definitely going to have to try it out soon =)

  24. 26

    Oh. My. Word.

    Who needs dippers when you can just eat this off a spoon? I’m pretty sure that’s what I would do. No shame.

  25. 27

    I have way too many red peppers in my fridge so I’m bookmarking this. It looks delicious, the color is so pretty and I seriously love feta cheese :D

  26. 28

    So I’m convinced that I’m singlehandedly keeping Trader Joe’s afloat–I buy so much Greek yogurt to make delicious stuff like this, they’re going to name the dairy section after me soon. And maybe the cookie butter section. Anyway, found this via photograzing and loving it–thanks for sharing!

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