Whipped feta with pickled carrots Recipe

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  • Vegetarian

serves:

10

Prep:

15 min

Cooking:

5 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 142 kCal 7%
Fat 7g 10%
  -  Saturates 2g 10%
Carbohydrates 13g 7%

Whipped feta is a tangy and creamy dip that is the perfect partner for pitta chips or crudités. If you’re bored of hummus, this herby dip is the perfect alternative, and makes a change from a tzatziki or sour cream and chive dip too. We’ve served out whipped feta with pickled carrots – they’re so easy to make and the sharp flavour cuts through the richness of the feta so well. This simple pickle recipe will work with other veg too – why not try sliced radishes or cucumber. Za’atar is a fragrant Middle Eastern spice blend that adds a nutty, herby, spiced flavour to your dishes. This whipped feta is perfect for snacking, serving as party food or part of a buffet, or even for spreading on sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • For the pickle
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 125ml white wine vinegar
  • 3tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1tsp coriander seeds
  • 2tsp salt
  • 1 small bunch dill
  • 400g mixed carrots (or cucumbers and radishes)
  • For the whipped feta
  • 250g Feta cheese
  • 75ml whole milk
  • 125ml Greek yoghurt
  • zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 1tbsp olive oil, to top
  • 1tsp za'atar, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1 bunch roughly chopped herbs: basil, parsley etc

Method

  • For the pickles, heat the sugar, vinegars, coriander seeds, salt and dill in a large saucepan with 200ml water. Once the sugar has dissolved add the carrots and stir well, bring to the boil and cook for 2-3 mins, then remove from the heat and set aside. Leave the carrots to cool in the liquid for a minimum of 1hr, or overnight.

  • For the whipped feta, place all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Remove and spread over a large plate, arranging the pickled veg around and drizzle with olive oil.

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