Whipped Feta Dip
8 ounces of your favorite feta (Athenos from the Co-op is a good option)
¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
zest from 1 lemon
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 teaspoon or more Aleppo pepper, or red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2-3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts (pretty expensive) or pistachios (less expensive, buy only what you need from Bulk)
For serving: pita chips or bread, raw vegetables, roasted or grilled vegetables
In the bowl of a large food processor fitted with a blade, combine the feta, Greek yogurt and lemon zest. Turn on. While the processor is running, drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil through the top opening, until the feta is smooth and whipped.
Transfer the mixture to a serving plate. Use the back of a spoon to create ripples on the surface. Pour a bit of olive oil all over the feta, then top with the Aleppo pepper, fresh herbs, and nuts.
Serve with pita chips or bread, raw vegetables, roasted or grilled vegetables.
Yield: 6 servings