To say that I have an obsession with this creamy whipped Feta would be an understatement! And, once you’ve tried it, I’m confident that you’ll never serve Feta in any other way again. A little rustic, a little sophisticated, and perfect as an appetizer, dip, or topping for freshly baked crusty bread garnished with oven roasted tomatoes, figs or beetroot.
- 200 g feta or anari cheese (my Feta brand preference is Apetina)
- 250 g ricotta
- a touch of ground white pepper
- roasted beetroot
- toasted pinenuts
- cracked black pepper
- olive oil
- sprigs of fresh rosemary
- handful tomatoes
- crusty bread
- In a food processeor blend the Ricotta until smooth and then roughly crumble the Feta into the bowl of the food processor and blitz until light and airy about 2 minutes. Add a touch of white pepper and stir until everything is well combined, and the mixture is smooth, thick and creamy.
- Using a spatula and taking care to scrape all of the precious cheese down from the sides of the bowl, slide the whipped cheese out of the food processor into a mixing bowl.
- Check for seasoning – I haven’t included any salt in this recipe as the Feta cheese is naturally salty however do feel free to add some to suit your taste.
- Spoon the mixture onto a serving plate or into a shallow dish.
- Using a large spoon, create a well in the centre of the cheese, then garnish with a generous drizzle of both olive oil and honey, cracked black pepper and a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts, tomatoes or roasted beetroot and sprigs fresh rosemary.
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LISA’S TIP – Nothing beats the sweet-salty combination and this satisfying recipe is so simple yet packed with so much flavour; it’s dreamy and delicious. It can be whipped up in seconds and made in advance – just refrigerate it after plating up, then leave it to come back up to room temperature and garnish before serving. If you would like a thinner consistency, then you can add 1-2 additional tablespoons of yogurt to achieve your desired texture. I like topping my whipped Feta with oven roasted tomatoes, figs, or beetroot, but you can also garnish it with you favourite nuts or chopped fresh herbs. Crusty bread, crackers or crudités make perfect accompaniments to this versatile dish.