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Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip (Htipiti)

Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

You want easy and healthy recipes, right? Well, I am happy to tell you that you will love this recipe. This feta and roasted red pepper dip comes together very quickly. You only need to give a quick chop to the roasted red peppers, shallot, garlic, and feta then combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. You will be sitting outside on your patio with a delicious snack and glass of wine in no time at all!

If you travel to Washington DC, you may have heard of or eaten at Zaytinya, one of chef Jose Andres’s many fine restaurants. Zaytinya serves Mediterranean small plates and if you have the chance to go, do it! The food is delicious. But, if your travel plans do not include a trip to DC in the near future, you can still experience a taste of Zaytinya in your own kitchen.

Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

This dip would be perfect on a mezze platter. Mezze refers to a collection of small plates that are served with drinks. All you need is a large platter or cutting board that you will add fresh pita or pita chips, cucumber slices, hummus, olives, and the feta and roasted red pepper dip. If you feel like preparing a second small dish, I would recommend these za’atar roasted tomatoes and perhaps some tzatziki, a yogurt cucumber sauce.

How to Assemble a Mezze Platter

Check out this video if you need a little inspiration on putting together a mezze platter. When I need inspiration, I love looking at posts from Tieghan of Half-baked Harvest. She is masterful at creating boards like this Mediterranean Platter. I also think Gaby’s Mezze Platter from What’s Gaby Cooking is lovely.

Furthermore, serving a mezze platter is a wonderful way to entertain.  You can think of a assembling a mezze platter much like putting together a cheese board (albeit much less expensive to assemble). Chill a bottle of white wine, open a bottle of red to breathe, and have a few beers in the fridge. All that is left to do is to invite a few friends over.

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Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip (Htipiti)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
  1. Whisk shallot, garlic, vinegar, a pinch of black pepper, and ¼ cup oil in a small bowl to combine. Season with salt.
  2. Finely chop roasted red peppers and transfer to a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk dressing to reincorporate and pour over peppers; toss to coat.
  4. Gently toss in feta and 4 tsp. thyme.
  5. Cover and chill dip at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  6. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Top dip with more thyme and serve with pita chips or cucumber slices.
  8. Do Ahead: Dip can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.
Recipe Notes

Note: Inspired by this recipe from Zaytina published in Bon Appetit magazine.Fe

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  1. This looks and sounds delicious, what a lovely way to serve feta. #recipeoftheweek

  2. Yuuuum! This looks so good- and you can never have enough dips at a summer barbecue! Gotta try this one soon!

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