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Recipe: Greek Feta Cheese and Hot Pepper Dip (Tyrokafteri)


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This traditional Greek dip takes 15 minutes to make and is great with raw vegetables such as carrots and celery sticks, cauliflower florets, or stuffed in large raw mushrooms (portobello for example) as an appetizer.

greek feta cheese and hot pepper dip
Enjoy this Greek feta cheese dip with fresh veggies.

Type of dish: Appetizer, Dip
Servings: Makes About 1 1/2 Cups
Equipment: Blender or Immersion Blender


  • 8 oz feta cheese
  • 1 large jalapeño (or more), sliced in half, seeds removed
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Melt coconut oil in a sauté pan over high heat, add jalapeño pepper sliced in half lengthwise and cook until soft (about 5 minutes).
  2. Remove from heat and, using a paper towel, wipe off coconut oil, then chop the pepper.
  3. Add all ingredients except parsley to blender and pulse until smooth.
  4. Finally, add parsley and pulse for a couple of seconds.


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