Saturday, March 31, 2012

Htipiti; Zesty Greek Feta Dip

(about 2 1/2 cups)

This zesty Greek cheese dish makes a great party dip.  It's very easy to make and wonderful with cut up vegetables, bread, pita or crackers. I love tossing this spicy hot dip with pasta. It's delicious!

Htipiti typically contains olive oil, but I prefer using a small amount of yogurt instead.

2 red bell peppers
2 jalapeno peppers
3-5 cloves garlic, leave the skins on.
1/4 cup Greek style plain yogurt
1/2 lb feta, drained and cut up
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp sweet paprika
1/4 tsp ground cumin
grated black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Wash bell peppers and jalapeno peppers. Cut in half and remove the seeds. Place the peppers skin side up onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Add the garlic cloves, keeping everything in one layer. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 20-30  minutes or until the tops are blistered. Remove from oven and cool.

Slip the blistered skins off the peppers and place them into the bowl of a food processor. Remove the skins from the garlic cloves and add those as well. Add the yogurt, feta, lemon juice, paprika, cumin and grated pepper. Process until smooth.


Sue/the view from great island said...

I used to get this at one of the Greek restaurants I loved in California, but I didn't know what it was called. I'm glad to get this recipe, and I think it looks especially great on the pasta.

Laura said...

Sounds like a very nice dip indeed but I love the idea of using it with pasta!

Thanks for sharing.

smbp said...

Sounds and looks so good- loving the color from the peppers, and tossing it with pasta sounds like it would make an awesome dinner!

Anonymous said...

I love this dip, taste exactly like the htipiti from the greek i go to. Thank you for the recipe!

Carole said...

Hi Gerlinde! Fab dish, it's on my shortlist for a feature
Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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