Feta, Chili & Lemon Dip

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How about an app to go with that TGIF cocktail?  (And, I’m not talking about an app for your iPhone).  If you’re inviting friends over this weekend, here is a very simple dip that takes less than 5 minutes and just involves throwing all the ingredients into a food processor.  Voila!  Add crackers or veggies and you’ve got a great appetizer.  I found this recipe on Simply Delicious.  It’s easy, quick and very tasty!  The combination of zesty feta cheese with garlic, hot red chili peppers, lemon and fresh mint leaves is surprisingly delicious.  I used one chili pepper with the seeds and it was pretty spicy, so you can lessen the heat by not including the seeds and increase the heat by adding a second chili pepper. You can also add more olive oil if you want a thinner dip for dipping rather than spreading. Happy Friday!

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Feta, Chili and Lemon Dip

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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 •6 oz feta cheese
•1 garlic clove, peeled
•zest and juice from 1 lemon
•1-2 red chilies, roughly chopped
•1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
•pepper to taste
•½ cup extra virgin olive oil

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  • Put garlic, lemon zest chilies and mint in a food processor and blend until finely minced.

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  •  Add the feta to the food processor and blend until everything is combined.

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  •  With the motor running, pour in the olive oil and blend until the dip is smooth and the desired consistency.

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  •  Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and serve.  Garnish with mint. Drizzle with more olive oil if desired.

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