Get your appetizer on with this tasty pesto whipped feta! For those of you hopelessly addicted to pesto… you’re welcome.
Lately I’ve been seeing whipped feta EVERYWHERE!
It’s all over Pinterest, Instagram, and even in restaurants as a tasty appetizer to spread on pita bread.
I decided to give in and create my own with a little green goodness added to amp up the flavor a bit.
Pesto to the rescue!
Pesto Whipped Feta
This easy peasy recipe is amazing every which way!
Try it on pretzels, crackers, pita chips, fluffy flatbread wedges, crostini, torn baguette, and more!
It also makes a pretty mean sandwich spread if I do say so myself!
Parmesan Pesto Whipped Feta
- 8 oz feta cheese
- 1/3-1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 TBSP quality olive oil
- 1 TBSP pesto
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach (optional)
- Take out your feta and yogurt and bring to room temperature before blending, otherwise your food processor just might decide to go on vacation. And by vacation, I mean crap the eff out. Luckily mine was salvageable and decided to come back to life to pulse another day! I’ve gotten horribly off topic haven’t I? Anywho! Add the feta and parm to your food processor and pulse until the large chunks resemble tiny crumbles.
- Add in the greek yogurt and blend to combine.
- Stop to scrape down the sides and add in your olive oil, garlic, spinach and pesto.
- Whip/puree until creamy and proceed to spread it on everything in sight!
- You can enjoy the spread as is or pop in the fridge for 30-60 minutes and enjoy chilled. I have a thing for cold spreads on warm bread… It’s a thing! Enjoy!
Store leftovers in fridge in an airtight container for up to four days and break it out for breakfast as a bagel spread, for lunch as a sandwich spread, and for dinner as… oh… the container is empty… Time to make more!
Feel free to customize the above measurements to suit your tastes. You can use cream cheese in place of the yogurt and add extra pesto and/or garlic if you’re up for the flavor blast! You can even be fancy and simply and dilute your pesto with your favorite olive oil and drizzle it over whipped feta topped crostini for a fancy appetizer or snack. Red pepper flakes also make a colorful and spicy garnish. Have fun with it!
This pesto whipped feta is really good on lightly toasted french baguette slices [notice how there’s not a crumb remaining for photo evidence] and surprisingly amazing on pretzels once your baguette seems to vanish into thin air.
That being said, make sure you keep both handy when you [quite literally] whip this up!
If you get a chance to try this pesto whipped feta recipe, let me know!
Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!