Dips are great for entertaining but they're also super easy to make at home! This whipped feta dip is a case in point: everything is put into a food processor and it's made in a couple of minutes!
The best bread pairing for this is the souvlaki bread that I've become rather obsessed with lately. I love Greek dips with bread and souvlaki bread is spongey, soft and heats up so easily. It's not easy to find as a retail customer though. I should add that Greek people do make special trips to buy this bread and that I'm not the only obsessive person out there.
I had tried to buy this bread from a deli in Maroubra where I had first seen them a couple of months before. But because it was the end of the Easter weekend they were all sold out and I left without my precious souvlaki breads.
I rang the supplier a few days later after Easter and they told me that there were only two retailers: a souvlaki place in Marrickville and the Maroubra deli. I tried calling the deli but their phone didn't work so I facebook messaged them to see if they had them in stock. "Yes we do but hurry as it sells out fast," they said. I was busy but didn't want to miss out again so I hightailed it over there leaving a trail of destruction and half completed tasks in my wake. And of course you can probably guess what I saw when I got there.
It was stacks and stacks of this souvlaki bread, around 30 or 40 in total. I grabbed two bags, just in case and paid my $2 for each packet of 10 breads (you can probably see why they sell so well!). And for the next week we enjoyed these souvlaki breads with everything-with stews, as wraps and as pizza bases. And with a big tub of this dip!
So tell me Dear Reader, do you have a favourite bread to have with dips? Have you ever had this souvlaki bread? Do you make special trips to buy certain foods?
Whipped Feta Dip
An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
- 250g/8.8ozs feta, at room temperature for 30 minutes or so
- 100g/3.5ozs. sour cream
- 50g/1.7ozs. mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried mint
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- 2 cherry tomatoes, diced and chives to serve
Step 1 - Place the feta, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice and mint in a food processor and blend until mixture is smooth. Add cayenne pepper to taste.
Step 2 - Top with diced cherry tomatoes and chopped chives and serve with warm souvlaki bread.