Spicy Feta Dip
20 – 25 Minutes
We like to think of this as Greek-style pimiento cheese, with feta standing in for cheddar (tirokafteri literally means “spicy cheese"). In Greece the heat can take many forms. It’s often made with dried red Greek chile flakes. To spice ours up, we roast a poblano and add a pinch of cayenne pepper. If you prefer a milder (and faster) version, swap out the poblano for a jarred sweet roasted red bell pepper. Serve it Greek-style, as a meze or appetizer, with ouzo or beer.
- 5 ounces feta cheese - preferably Greek
- 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small poblano chile (approximately 2 ounces)
- Kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper - optional
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 to 2 pieces lavash flat bread
Prep the feta; roast the poblano pepper
- Let the feta come to room temperature.
- On the stovetop over the flame, or under the broiler, roast the poblano chile, turning frequently, until charred on all sides. Transfer to a bowl and cover with a plate or plastic wrap; let steam and cool, 10 to 15 minutes.
Prep the red bell pepper; toast the lavash
Finish the dip
Nutrition per serving: (about 2 Tablespoon of dip): Calories: 70, Protein: 4 g, Total Fat: 6 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: .5 g, Saturated Fat: 2.5 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Fiber: 0 g, Added Sugar: 0 g, Sodium: 280 mg