Whipped Feta and Honey

I’ve seen whipped feta recipes forever, and they always sound wonderful. But I never thought about actually following a recipe for it. I mean, you whip feta, right?!

But this one, from Table52 grabbed my attention. It was probably because of the addition of spicy honey.

The recipe’s author is Anna Chwistek, and she states, “Whether you’re looking for something special to serve with a drink or a starter, everyone will love this one. It’s fast, and super simple. The salty feta is whipped into a creamy, fluffy dip. The honey is swirled with chili flakes and garlic. Serve a big bowlful next to crispy pita bread, crackers or a platter of raw veggies for a funky appetizer.”

The recipe is in two parts – the whipped feta and the spicy honey for drizzling. If you’re in a pinch, there’s always Mike’s honey.

After making this recipe, however, I will always make spicy honey this way!

Whipped Feta and Spicy Honey

Whipped feta:
7 ounces feta, room temperature
3.5 ounces ricotta, room temperature
1.7 ounces sour cream, room temperature (I used creme fraiche)
salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon each: za’atar, sesame seeds, for serving (I didn’t do this)

Spicy honey:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
5 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes, more for serving
salt and black pepper

Feta, ricotta and sour cream should be at room temperature. Add feta, ricotta and sour cream to a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Blend on high until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Taste, add salt and pepper if needed.

In a saucepan, heat olive oil. Add garlic, sauté on very low heat until soft. Turn off the heat. Stir in honey, lemon juice and chili flakes. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve the whipped feta drizzled with spicy honey.

Enjoy with pita chips, naan or a veggie platter. I served it with good crackers, strawberries, and dates.

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!

41 Comments

  1. angiesrecipes May 8, 2023 at 6:34 AM - Reply

    Salty, briny, sweet and spicy…what an exploration of flavours!

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2023 at 8:24 AM - Reply

      All I can say is that it was so good!

  2. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen May 8, 2023 at 6:35 AM - Reply

    This is beautiful Mimi! I’m definitely keeping this in mind; always looking for something a little different to spread out for when guests arrive.

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2023 at 8:24 AM - Reply

      Oh, this would be perfect. It’s wonderful at room temperature, so no fussing necessary.

  3. Travel Gourmet May 8, 2023 at 7:19 AM - Reply

    That’s so funny because I bought some whipped feta the other day and liked it so much I thought I must find a recipe. Now I have one. Thank you, Mimi!

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2023 at 8:23 AM - Reply

      Wonderful! I think anything whipped with it to lighten it up works well, now that I’ve done it. You definitely need something, especially if it’s a dry, more crumbly feta.

  4. David @ Spiced May 8, 2023 at 7:22 AM - Reply

    Ooo – this sounds like a fantastic appetizer idea! I do love whipped feta (and how easy it is!) but I’ve never paired it with hot honey. This needs to happen…and ASAP!

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2023 at 8:22 AM - Reply

      I really was a fantastic pairing. I usually don’t like anything too sweet with cheese, like straight honey like they serve in some restaurants, but the hotness and spiciness really does the trick!

  5. The Healthy Epicurean May 8, 2023 at 8:37 AM - Reply

    I’ve never heard of whipped feta – it sounds exquisite!

    • Chef Mimi May 8, 2023 at 10:17 AM - Reply

      It was really wonderful!

  6. David Scott Allen May 8, 2023 at 4:53 PM - Reply

    I agree – the spiced honey is a great addition. I imagine it really goes well with the tang of the feta!

    • Chef Mimi May 9, 2023 at 7:46 AM - Reply

      Thank goodness my husband stepped in and took over eating this for me. I might have eaten the whole thing. It was a wonderful combination.

  7. Frank Fariello May 9, 2023 at 6:51 AM - Reply

    Sounds delicious and it looks so very pretty, with those flecks of red against the creamy white of the whipped feta. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost…

    • Chef Mimi May 9, 2023 at 7:45 AM - Reply

      Right. Almost!

  8. Éva Taylor May 9, 2023 at 7:27 AM - Reply

    This looks and sounds wonderful, they spicy honey must take it over the top! Definitely going to make this for our next get-together.

    • Chef Mimi May 9, 2023 at 7:45 AM - Reply

      You might have to double or triple the recipe!

  9. Raymund May 9, 2023 at 6:06 PM - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe for whipped feta and spicy honey! I’ve always wanted to try making whipped feta, and this recipe seems super simple and easy to follow. The addition of spicy honey sounds delicious and I can’t wait to give it a try.

    • Chef Mimi May 15, 2023 at 5:57 AM - Reply

      I just assumed you whipped feta. I guess you probably could, but I love the additions.

  10. Healthy World Cuisine May 9, 2023 at 8:46 PM - Reply

    Love this idea! Spicy honey – why heck yeah. This is one super easy hosting idea. Got this hipped feta recipe saved for later.

    • Chef Mimi May 15, 2023 at 5:56 AM - Reply

      I promise, you’ll love it!

  11. Sherry Mackay May 10, 2023 at 3:39 AM - Reply

    oh yum sounds very delicious!

    • Chef Mimi May 13, 2023 at 8:20 AM - Reply

      It’s such a wonderful combination!

  12. Thao @ In Good Flavor May 10, 2023 at 6:37 AM - Reply

    What a great simple dip! I never would have thought to combine feta with honey, but it sounds so good!!

    • Chef Mimi May 13, 2023 at 8:19 AM - Reply

      Exactly! I’m so glad I tried this recipe.

  13. Carrie Tyler May 11, 2023 at 3:36 AM - Reply

    Mimi, this looks absolutely delicious! I am a dipping, snacking, grazing kinda girl, so I have added this to my list for this weekend! Thank you :)

    • Chef Mimi May 13, 2023 at 8:17 AM - Reply

      Our family could just enjoy hors d’oeuvres on a daily basis!

  14. Fran @ G'day Souffle May 11, 2023 at 9:59 PM - Reply

    Now this recipe looks worthy of me trying! Looks sweet enough to be a dessert, but there is a savory side as well!

    • Chef Mimi May 13, 2023 at 7:46 AM - Reply

      It was so delicious – I’m glad I tried it!

  15. 2pots2cook May 12, 2023 at 1:51 AM - Reply

    You know, there is European song contest going on in Liverpool this Saturday instead of Kviv. reason well known. The show usually lasts for 4 hours and you really need a snack and craft or wine. This is my choice to enjoy the night !!!!!!! Thank you!

    • Chef Mimi May 13, 2023 at 7:45 AM - Reply

      You’ll love it! Really unique and delicious!

  16. Debra May 13, 2023 at 6:42 PM - Reply

    This really speaks to me, Mimi. I haven’t been that tuned into whipped feta, but I love the idea. I look forward to giving this a try!

    • Chef Mimi May 15, 2023 at 5:54 AM - Reply

      Trust me, you won’t regret it!

  17. Elaine @ foodbod May 14, 2023 at 1:24 AM - Reply

    So good 🥰🥰🥰

    • Chef Mimi May 15, 2023 at 5:53 AM - Reply

      Thanks so much Elaine!

  18. Valentina May 16, 2023 at 4:24 PM - Reply

    Definitely trying this! Hot honey and creamy cheese is soooo dreamy! Such a beautiful arrangement on your platter, to boot! :-) ~Valentina

    • Chef Mimi May 17, 2023 at 9:34 AM - Reply

      Thanks Valentina. It was really an incredible combination!!

  19. sarchakra January 30, 2024 at 10:52 AM - Reply

    This is such a good appetizer as well as part of a charcuterie board. Those chili flakes make it not only appealing but adds a kick of flavor too. Looks so creamy.

    • Chef Mimi January 30, 2024 at 3:00 PM - Reply

      This was exception, especially with the spicy honey!

  20. Randy Brittell March 25, 2024 at 10:16 AM - Reply

    This looks delicious. I use za’atar with my scrambled eggs. Going to try this recipe with goat cheese. 😋👍🏼🍻

    • Chef Mimi March 25, 2024 at 11:26 AM - Reply

      This was really good. I love the hot honey!

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