Southwest Whipped Feta

Just when I think I’ve eaten feta cheese every way imaginable (and believe me, this is anything but a complaint), I find another way to enjoy one of my favorite cheeses – whipped! What a genius idea to blend up feta cheese into a spreadable, dippable delight equally suited for vegetable crudities or crusty bread plus potentially dozens other uses.  My recipe for Southwest Whipped Feta whips up in minutes and is sure to please, however you please!

So simple, so easy. Start with a container of Simply Artisan Reserve Feta Cheese Crumbles and bit of softened cream cheese. Add to lemon or lime juice, olive oil and Instantly Fresh Guacamole Blend seasoning, and whip it, whip it good. Actually, “whipped” might make you think of a stand mixer, but this easy appetizer is made in a blender or small food processor. Blend longer it until light and fluffy, or blend less to keep a bit more texture, as I prefer.

The salty taste of the feta cheese, tart of the citrus and mild guacamole seasonings creates a taste sensation that everyone will love, even the kiddos who say they don’t like feta cheese. Serve as an appetizer with veggies, crackers and breads or use as a topping for potatoes, pasta, pizza or spread for wraps and sandwiches. And, main dish proteins, like chicken, fish and lamb, become more feta-fantastic too, with a dollop on top.

Southwest Whipped Feta

Serves 4 | Finish in 5 minutes
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Enjoy feta cheese, in a whole new whipped way! This easy recipe elevates sandwiches, wraps and potatoes and is perfect for veggie dipping.

Ingredients

1 4-oz. container Simply Artisan Reserve Feta Crumbles

2 oz. low-fat cream cheese

2 tablespoons lemon juice

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons Instantly Fresh Guacamole Blend seasoning

Garnish: Cracked black pepper and fresh chopped parsley

Directions

Set feta cheese crumbles and cream cheese on counter for 5 minutes to come to room temperature.

Meanwhile, add lemon juice and olive oil to small-sized blender or food processor and add guacamole seasoning. Allow to sit for a few minutes to rehydrate the herbs.

Add feta and cream cheese to blender and pulse all ingredients together, scraping down sides as needed, until mostly smooth (a few feta lumps fine). 

Top with cracked black pepper and chopped parsley, if desired. Serve with vegetables for dipping or bread and crackers.


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