A sentence from my good friend Larissa has burned itself deep into my consciousness: “Feta is like ketchup! It has to be on everything!” Yep, you could say that. Personally, I love dips so much. Just imagine a table with bowls full of hummus variations, Baba Ghanoush, Muhammara and this great feta cream with Za’atar. With fresh bread, a few olives and a few crunchy grapes – wonderful! Dip dip hurray!
The feta cream is ready in 10 minutes
I know, the temptation to simply buy a ready-made, packaged feta cream in the supermarket is great. And also the choice of different sorts is huge by now, but is it really so difficult to make such a dip yourself? No! For the dip, you need a maximum of 10 minutes and you alone decide what to put in. Simply mix Feta with cream cheese and your dip is ready.
Feta cream to your taste
I have included one of my favourite flavours in the recipe as an inspiration for you, but you are welcome to modify it. You decide what to put in it. I have chosen garlic and Za’atar. But you can modify the basic recipe to your liking. For example, instead of Za’atar, you can use the following ingredients to refine your feta cream:
- bell pepper / smoked bell pepper
- dried tomatoes
You can also mix the ingredients and see what you like best. You see, you can simply let your creativity run wild. Just see what you like or what you have at home and put it in your dip! And the best thing is, you save a lot of preservatives and additives.
No matter how you prepare your feta cream, I’m sure you’ll like it better than the dip from the supermarket. Feel free to write your favorite variation in the comments. I’m really excited and I’m also looking forward to your suggestions. And now: …dip dip hurray!
Recipe for Feta cream with Za’atar
- 200 g Feta
- 250 g Cream cheese
- 1 tbsp Za'atar
- 1 Garlic clove
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 Pinch of Salt
- Peel the garlic and crush it finely in a mortar with a pinch of salt.
- Mix crushed garlic with all other ingredients either with a blender, fork or potato masher to a cream.
- You can serve the cream directly or let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. The cream lasts at least 3 days in the refrigerator.