Remember my Roasted Garlic Infused Olive Oil from a few weeks ago? Well, this is one of those tasty little appetizers that I throw together using the roasted garlic. Putting a dip together can’t get much quicker than this. Four ingredients and a box of crackers or chips is all you need.
Feta, Garlic and Caper Dip Recipe
Yields: a little over 1 cup
Prep time: 10 minutes (if you already have the roasted garlic; otherwise, add an hour)
2 Tbsp. chopped roasted garlic
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 Tbsp. capers, drained , rinsed and chopped
1 Tbsp. toasted pinon nuts (pine nuts), chopped (optional)
- Crumble the feta into a bowl, add the roasted garlic, capers and nuts. Toss ingredients together to mix.
- Serve with bagel chips, crisp breads or crackers.
This is a really easy dip to change up a bit each time you serve it. Here are some suggestions:
- If you want more garlic, then add more – want less, add less.
- You can replace the capers with green olives.
- Instead of pinon nuts, use minced toasted walnuts or pumpkin seeds.
- Add a touch of olive oil for a little creamier dip
- For an even creamier dip, blend it into a spread. Just put everything in the blender and add just enough olive oil to create the desired texture.
The chips – Because the feta and the capers have plenty of salt, try to avoid a really salty chip. I find baked chips, melbas, or toasted breads work best. The chips in the picture are Stacy’s Baked Simply Naked Pita chips – our favorite chip!
Leftovers – If by some slight chance you happen to have leftovers, here are some ideas for using them.
- a topping for tostadas or tacos
- add to mashed potatoes
- make a grilled feta cheese sandwich
- add to many types of sandwiches
- top or stir into soups or pasta dishes
- sprinkle on sauteed green beans or asparagus
- and the list goes on and on and on
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