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
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)
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.
Salty, briny, sweet and spicy…what an exploration of flavours!
All I can say is that it was so good!
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.
Oh, this would be perfect. It’s wonderful at room temperature, so no fussing necessary.
My kind of party dish!
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!
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.
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!
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!
I’ve never heard of whipped feta – it sounds exquisite!
It was really wonderful!
I agree – the spiced honey is a great addition. I imagine it really goes well with the tang of the feta!
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.
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…
This looks and sounds wonderful, they spicy honey must take it over the top! Definitely going to make this for our next get-together.
You might have to double or triple the recipe!
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.
I just assumed you whipped feta. I guess you probably could, but I love the additions.
Love this idea! Spicy honey – why heck yeah. This is one super easy hosting idea. Got this hipped feta recipe saved for later.
I promise, you’ll love it!
oh yum sounds very delicious!
It’s such a wonderful combination!
What a great simple dip! I never would have thought to combine feta with honey, but it sounds so good!!
Exactly! I’m so glad I tried this recipe.
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 :)
Our family could just enjoy hors d’oeuvres on a daily basis!
Now this recipe looks worthy of me trying! Looks sweet enough to be a dessert, but there is a savory side as well!
It was so delicious – I’m glad I tried it!
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!
You’ll love it! Really unique and delicious!
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!
Trust me, you won’t regret it!
So good 🥰🥰🥰
Thanks so much Elaine!
Definitely trying this! Hot honey and creamy cheese is soooo dreamy! Such a beautiful arrangement on your platter, to boot! :-) ~Valentina
Thanks Valentina. It was really an incredible combination!!