Whenever I’m in Greece, savoring meals at their charming tavernas, I can’t resist indulging in their incredible appetizers. Among my favorites is the delightful Spicy Greek Feta Dip, known as Tirokafteri or Htipiti. It is a creamy, spicy, feta cheese spread that perfectly complements nearly any dish. I find myself ordering it over and over again. This simple yet flavorful recipe combines feta cheese, roasted red peppers, and a touch of garlic to create a mouthwatering dip that’s perfect for any occasion.
I’m excited to share with you this delightful recipe, as it’s not only simple to prepare but also incredibly rich and bursting with flavor. This recipe ensures a perfect blend of tanginess and creaminess, making it an ideal appetizer idea. Serve it with warm pita bread, toasted bread or crusty bread. You can also serve it with vegetable sticks if desired.
How to make spicy Greek feta dip – Tirokafteri
Start by roasting the red pepper in a pan on the stove until the skin blisters. Once done, remove it from heat, sprinkle with salt, cover, and let it cool. Next, peel the roasted pepper and remove the seeds. Cut into large pieces.
Place the feta cheese in the bowl of a food processor. Add the roasted red pepper, minced garlic, red chili flakes, and lemon juice. Process until crumbles.
Now, add Greek yogurt and olive oil and continue processing until it turns into a thick, creamy paste.
Transfer the feta dip into a bowl. To add a finishing touch, decorate with feta crumbles, fresh parsley, chili flakes, and a drizzle of olive oil.
This delightful Spicy Greek Feta Dip pairs perfectly with toasted bread, crusty bread, warm pita bread or crispy vegetables like carrots and cucumbers.
Remember to refrigerate any leftovers for later.
Hope you will give this amazing Tirokafteri a try, and bring the Mediterranean flavor to your meals. If you do, share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how it turns out for you. Enjoy!
Other Greek appetizers you may like to try
This Greek Baked Feta with Tomatoes is a spicy Greek dish, a delightful combination of spicy peppers, rich ripe tomatoes, and creamy feta cheese. It is often enjoyed as a main course accompanied by crusty bread, or it can be served as an appetizer or side dish.
Greek Tzatziki Sauce is a classic and refreshing dip made with yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil. It is a staple in Greek cuisine and is typically served as a starter or side dish.
This Greek Fried Feta with Honey and Sesame Seeds is a wonderful appetizer idea that brings together the rich flavors of Greece in a simple yet mouthwatering preparation. It is crispy, savory, and drizzled with golden honey.
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Spicy Greek Feta Dip – Tirokafteri
- 9 oz (250g) Feta cheese
- 1 red pepper (about 4 oz – 120g) , roasted
- 1 clove garlic , minced
- 1 tsp (1g) red chili flakes
- 3 tbsp (45g) Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp (30g) olive oil
- 1 tbsp (15ml) lemon juice
- Roast the red pepper in a pan, over stove top or oven until the skin blisters. Remove from heat, sprinkle with salt, cover and let it cool.
- Peel the roasted pepper and remove the seeds.
- Place the feta cheese into the bowl of a food processor. Add the roasted pepper, minced garlic, red chili flakes and lemon juice. Process until crumbles.
- Add yogurt and olive oil and continue processing until gets into a thick creamy paste.
- Transfer the feta dip into a bowl.
- Decorate with feta crumbles, fresh parsley, chili flakes and a drizzle of olive oil.
- Serve with toasted bread, crusty bread or crispy vegetable sticks, like carrots and cucumbers.
- Refrigerate the leftovers. It should be consumed within a few days.