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Whipped Feta Dip with Roasted Tomatoes and Olives

This quick and easy Whipped Feta Dip blends Greek yogurt, whipped cream cheese, feta crumbles, EVOO, herbs, and fresh lemon into a luxuriously creamy chilled dip. Topped with roasted cherry tomatoes and briny kalamata olives, this dip is pure perfection -but you can also use it as a spread for sandwiches, pita pockets, wraps, and so much more!

a bowl of whipped feta dip topped with roasted tomatoes and kalamata olives drizzled in olive oil with Naan bread and cucumbers on a platter

Let’s talk about whipped feta tomato dip. This creamy Greek-inspired dip is easy to make with a shortlist of healthy ingredients, including Greek yogurt, whipped cream cheese, and a few handy kitchen gadgets.

With minimal effort, you’ll end up with a thick and fluffy feta dip topped with roasted tomatoes and kalamata olives. Honestly, the most challenging part about making this dip is deciding on your dippers. I love cucumbers and soft Naan rounds, but the sky’s the limit. 

The best part? Whipped feta dip doubles as a sensational sandwich spread boasting 7 grams of protein per serving! Read on for everything you need to know about the ingredients, easy-to-follow instructions, and more delicious serving ideas!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This feta dip is seriously so easy that it’s actually fail-proof. 
  • It’s smooth and fluffy with just enough creamy bursts of feta cheese, juicy tomatoes, and tender olives in each bite, perfectly capturing Greek food’s flavor-forward freshness.
  • This is a crowd-pleasing party appetizer to serve with an assortment of hand-held dippers, AND it’s a downright delicious sandwich spread. 
  • It’s even better when made ahead, giving you one less dish to prepare the day of your party.

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients measured out on a counter for assembling whipped feta dip
  • Tomatoes – I used cherry tomatoes, but you could also use grape tomatoes here. 
  • Extra virgin olive oil – Quality is key! You’ll need EVOO to roast the tomatoes and for drizzling. 
  • Coarse salt – For the best flavor, use kosher or sea salt. You’ll need it to season the tomatoes before roasting and for the dip. 
  • Lemon – The juice and zest from 1 lemon should be plenty, but I like having an extra lemon handy just in case (or if I want to get extra fancy with the garnishes). 
  • Fresh dill – Fresh dill brings a vibrant, herbaceous flavor, but feel free to experiment with other types of fresh herbs. 
  • Plain Greek yogurt – This is half of the dip’s base. It’s responsible for the velvety, tangy taste and boosts the protein content. 
  • Whipped cream cheese – This is the other half of the dip’s base. You can buy whipped cream cheese or regular cream cheese and milk to make it yourself.
  • Crumbled feta cheese – This wouldn’t be a feta tomato dip without it!
  • Dried oregano – This adds a pleasantly earthy and aromatic flavor. Fresh Greek oregano also works.
  • Kalamata olives – Kalamata olives are often associated with Greek cuisine but using a medley of pitted olives is never a bad idea.

Equipment Notes

Aside from a good knife and a cutting board for chopping the herbs and tomatoes, here are a couple of the tools I like using to make this easy feta dip even easier:

  • For zesting, I highly recommend this Microplane. It’s also great for finely grating hard cheese, chocolate, and nutmeg.
  • For juicing, I love this hand-held juicer. It doesn’t take up much space and is perfect for quickly juicing fresh fruit.
  • For whipping, a held mixer or a stand mixer will do the trick. 

How to make whipped feta dip with roasted tomatoes

Step 1: Roast the tomatoes. Place whole or sliced in-half cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet. Toss with EVOO and sprinkle with coarse salt. You can also use an all-purpose Greek seasoning. I love Cavender’s! Roast at 400℉ for 10-20 minutes or until soft (halved tomatoes will take less time). 

tomatoes on a baking sheet with a jar of Greek seasoning

Step 2: Prep lemon and herbs. Zest and juice the fresh lemon and chop the fresh dill. 

Step 3: Mix ingredients. Combine Greek yogurt, whipped cream cheese, crumbled feta, lemon juice and zest, chopped herbs, and a generous pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Mix until mostly blended with some feta crumbles left intact. 

feta dip whipped in a stainless steel bowl

Step 4: Garnish. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and top with roasted cherry tomatoes, olives, and a sprig of fresh dill. Drizzle with a little EVOO and sprinkle with coarse salt, if desired.

whipped feta dip in a blue serving bowl with a side of roasted tomatoes, cucumbers, and mini Naan bread rounds

Recipe Tips

  • I topped the dip with fresh cherry tomatoes when I originally shared this recipe. However, this new and improved version showcases sweet and smoky roasted tomatoes. If you were hoping for a no-cook recipe, you could use fresh cherry tomatoes, but roasting tomatoes is super simple and well worth the extra step.
  • If you aren’t in a hurry, this feta dip is even better if made in advance and kept covered in the fridge until serving. I’d aim to chill the dip for at least an hour (preferably overnight) to develop and bind the dimensional flavors fully.

Variations

To make this feta tomato dip even more flavorful, you could add the following:

  • More fresh herbs Besides fresh dill, fresh fennel fronds, parsley, Greek oregano, basil, and even fresh mint would be great.  
  • Garlic & onion – You can mix in very finely minced raw garlic and red onion (or shallots) -OR gently sauté the garlic and onion beforehand in EVOO for a softer, savory flavor.
  • Toppings – Besides tomatoes and olives, this would be great with capers, roasted garlic cloves, chopped artichoke hearts, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. 

Serving Suggestions

My favorite accompaniments for dipping into this whipped feta dip are pita chips, sliced cucumbers, red pepper slices, celery sticks, torn naan, pita bread, and crackers. 

I also love spreading the dip on Naan rounds and then topping the round with a cucumber slice, roasted tomatoes, and olives. 

It’s also a fantastic sandwich spread! My husband said it took one of his everyday deli wraps to a new level. Imagine how good a gyro, a kofta wrap, or a lamb burger would be with a generous spread of this dip.

I also love using it as a dipping sauce for juicy grilled steaks and grilled chicken kabobs

Storing

If you’re lucky enough to have leftover whipped feta tomato dip, keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Unfortunately, this isn’t a good one to freeze. 

Recipe FAQ

Can I bake this whipped feta dip?

 You shouldn’t have trouble heating dips made with Greek yogurt and cream cheese instead of serving them cold. To bake it, transfer the dip to a small baking dish, cover it with foil, and bake at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until the dip is heated through. Top with roasted tomatoes and olives before serving.

Can I make this dairy-free?

 If you were hoping for a creamy vegan dip, you’d have to swap the Greek yogurt, cream cheese, and feta with their vegan counterparts. Fortunately, you can easily find these substitutions in stores and online. 

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Whipped feta dip in a blue bowl topped with olive oil drizzle, roasted cherry tomatoes, dill, and olives with a serving spoon
close up of a bowl of whipped feta dip topped with fresh dill, roasted cherry tomatoes, and olives

Whipped Feta Dip with Roasted Tomatoes and Olives

A flavorful dip recipe made with Greek yogurt, whipped cream cheese, olive oil, herbs, and fresh lemon, topped with roasted tomatoes and kalamata olives.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Amee

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 8 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 12 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill, chopped *and extra for garnish
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes *for garnish
  • 8 kalamata olives *for garnish

Instructions

  • Place whole or sliced in-half cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet. Toss with EVOO and sprinkle with coarse salt. You can also use an all-purpose Greek seasoning. I love Cavender's! Roast at 400℉ for 10-20 minutes or until soft (halved tomatoes will take less time). 
  • Zest and juice the fresh lemon and chop the fresh dill. 
  • Combine Greek yogurt, whipped cream cheese, crumbled feta, lemon juice and zest, chopped herbs, and a generous pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Mix until mostly blended with some feta crumbles left intact.
  • Pour into a bowl and garnish with roasted tomatoes a sprig of fresh dill and Kalamata olives (sliced or whole) and drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with a bit more coarse salt, if desired.

Notes

If you aren’t in a hurry, this feta dip is even better if made in advance and kept covered in the fridge until serving. I’d aim to chill the dip for at least an hour (preferably overnight) to develop and bind the dimensional flavors fully.
My favorite accompaniments for dipping into this whipped feta dip are pita chips, sliced cucumbers, red pepper slices, celery sticks, torn naan, pita bread, and crackers. 
I also love spreading the dip on Naan rounds and then topping the round with a cucumber slice, roasted tomatoes, and olives. 
It’s also a fantastic sandwich spread! My husband said it took one of his everyday deli wraps to a new level. Imagine how good a gyro, a kofta wrap, or a lamb burger would be with a generous spread of this dip.
I also love using it as a dipping sauce for juicy grilled steaks and grilled chicken kabobs

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 1mg
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*This recipe has been updated from the original version posted June 5, 2020

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  1. This feta dip looks like a fantastic appetizer. And love the idea to use it as a sandwich spread as well. The fresh dill is a perfect touch.

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