feta cheese dip in a bowl with pita bread

Greek Spicy Feta Cheese Dip (Tirokafteri)

A delicious last minute 3 ingredient dip you'll want to make over and over again! This Spicy Greek Feta Cheese Dip also knows as "Tirokafteri" is a traditional Greek spread made with feta cheese and spicy peppers. It is incredibly easy to make and has always been a family favorite!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: cold, dip, easy, feta, greek, hot, peppers, spicy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Aleka Shunk


Pita Bread

  • 8 oz. Good Feta Cheese
  • 6 oz. Jarred HOT Banana Peppers (+3 tbsp reserved pepper juice)
  • 1 Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes


  • Chop up your banana peppers and in a bowl, add your feta, hot peppers, pepper juice and red pepper flakes.
  • Use a fork to break up your feta and mix everything together.
  • Serve chilled with warm pita bread or slices of crusty bread.
  • Tips for warming your pita:
    Toss the WHOLE pita bread round on the grill, in a grill pan, under the broiler OR my favorite way, 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! Then cut into triangles and serve.

Recipe Notes

Store in the fridge until ready to serve. (Can do a few days ahead of time.)
The longer the dip sits, the stronger the garlic flavor will become.


Serving: 6people | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Fat: 8.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1.6g | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 0mg