Tasty and mostly simple food for the whole family.

Tasty, healthy, simple, verstile, practical, seasonal, fun food for all to enjoy. I will endeavour to make things gluten-free, dairy-free (cow's milk only here, I'm not super-human), and low sugar as able. I hope others feel motivated to add their recipes to this collection so we can all try them. Thank you!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lady Diana's Feta Spread (Gluten-free/Dairy-adaptable)

This spread comes from my mom via her friend Diana.  For the feta lovers out there, this will knock your socks off!  I love it as a spread, dip and even salad dressing.  When you are mixing it up, you can just adjust the amount of time you blend it according to your needs.  You can also play with the mint here and use basil or some other herb of your choice.  For those who know me and already think I have lost my marbles with the Cilantro Pesto post, you will be further surprised to learn how delicious the mint is here!

I dare you to not want to eat it with a spoon and I double dare you to not just dip your fingers in it when your guests aren't looking.  Go ahead.

Lady Diana's Amazing Feta Spread
  • 1/4 c fresh mint
  • several cloves of garlic
  • 3 T olive oil ( more to consistency and taste)
  • 1/2 to 3/4c Feta  
  • 2 - 4 T lemon juice.

1. Put first the oil, mint and garlic in a food processor or blender and mix for several seconds.

2.  Add the feta cheese and blend a bit more- to desired consistency.  You may want to add a bit more oil here if you want.

3.  Stir in lemon juice.

Serve with anything at all that you want to dip!


Jason said...

hmmm . . . the only soy feta I have available in this area is kind of dry and crumbly. This looks great, but not sure it would substitue for a milk-based feta.

Fawn said...

I have no experience with soy-based feta at all, sorry! The feta I use is sheep vs. cow and works very well for our family's needs. Since this dip doesnt need any cooking to make it melt, yours might work just fine. Perhaps reduce the feta and add a bit of silken tofu or soy-based cream cheese or sour cream for balance to the consistency and add extra lemon to punch up the flavor? If you try this, please leave a comment so I know how it worked out!