I love exploring different cultural foods. When I make a meal, I carry a theme from start to finish.
And this Greek feast started with a traditional appetizer known as TIROKAFTERI, or as we say it, Greek Feta Dip. Wikepedia tells us that this is a traditional cheese spread from Greece. At its base is feta cheese (my wife loves anything with feta cheese). It also has a really good kick to it. In my recipe, I added red pepper flakes for my kick.
I just searched my blog to check out earlier Greek posts. I have made a fair bit and I really like a bunch of these. Some of my favorites include these GREEK LAMB SHANKS; this CHICKEN ROULADE; or this CHICKEN ROULADE; or this GREEK 7 LAYER DIP APPETIZER; or this last side dish idea – a GREEK TOMATO RICE.
The recipe has seven total ingredients. Notice the similarity to the seven layer dip. OK, there is none but they both have feta in them. It was a play on the number of ingredients. The feta is mixed with non-fat Greek yogurt (what else would I use) and cream cheese. Next, the spices and some red wine vinegar and Greek olive oil are added. Pretty easy. The only thing you need time for is to let the cream cheese soften so it can be mixed with the other ingredients.
The cast of characters minus the cream cheese.
The Greek Feta Dip (Tirokafteri) Plated.
Greek Feta Dip (Tirokafteri)
Going full on Greek with this traditional Greek Feta Dip more commonly referred to as Tirokafteri in Greek circles. Did I earn my Greek badge with this one?
- 1 Loaf Cream cheese softened
- 6 Ounces Non-fat Greek yogurt
- 8 Ounces Crumbled Feta
- 1 Tbsp Red wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Greek olive oil
- 1 Tbsp Crushed red pepper
- 1 Tsp Lemon Pepper
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. You can also use a blender if you prefer.
Garnish with dill.
Serve and enjoy!