A delicious last minute 3 ingredient recipe you will make over and over again! This Greek Red Pepper Feta Dip also knows as “Htipiti” is a traditional Greek dip made with feta cheese and roasted red peppers. It is typically served with pita bread on the side which is the only way my family eats it!
A Traditional Greek Dip
This Greek dip is called htipiti roughly pronounced “tee-pee-tee” with a sort of phlegmy hocking sound in front. Kind of like the Hebrew word “L’Chaim”.
But good thing is you DON’T have to pronounce it correctly to be able to enjoy it! Never mind the name, it really IS one of the easiest dips there is! And it is a dip that everyone just LOVES!
Because it is typically served cold (or at room temperature), I will make it ahead and place it in the fridge until I need it!
Since this dip is so simple, it is important that you use the BEST ingredients you can find! It is pretty easy to find feta cheese these days as most grocers sell it. I strongly recommend looking for feta cheese that is packed in the BRINE as opposed to just a dry chunk of feta.
What is brine? A brine is simply water and salt.
Why Is Feta In Brine?
The brine is what keeps the feta fresh and most importantly CREAMY and moist. If you do not buy the feta in brine, your cheese will be much drier and you dip will not be as creamy.
If you cannot find feta in brine, then make your own brine and soak the feta in it for at least an hour before adding it to the dip. Just add some water and salt to the feta container and your set to go.
As I use my feta, I always make sure my chunk is completely covered in the brine. If it is not, it will go bad quickly.
*I have found adding 1 tbsp. of salt to every cup (8 oz.) of water works well.
How Can I Alter This Dip?
This dip is awesome because, yes it is easy and has minimal ingredients, but it is versatile!
Don’t like garlic? Add minced onion! You can also add oregano, basil, parsley or thyme for some added flavor.
You can also add some lemon juice or red wine vinegar for some added tang.
Do you like spicy dips? Add some red pepper flakes!
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Greek Red Pepper Feta Dip
Greek Red Pepper Feta Dip
- 16 oz. Good Feta Cheese
- 12 oz. Jarred Roasted Red Peppers (+2 tbsp reserved red pepper juice)
- 2 Small Cloves Garlic (minced) (*optional)
- Use a fork to loosely break up the chunk of feta cheese.
- Chop up your roasted red peppers into small cubes.
- Add your garlic, feta, peppers and juice to a large bowl and combine. Serve with pita in small dip bowl or as a mound on a dip platter.
- Preparing your pita:Toss your pita bread onto the grill, on a grill pan OR directly over your burner. You want a slight char on your pita. This will take the flavor to another level so don't skip it! It only takes 5 minutes to do!