Spinach and Feta Pasta Salad

Spinach and Feta Pasta Salad – Pasta Salad | Healthy Eats by Jennie

I love a great Pasta Salad! Pasta Salad is the perfect dish to make for either a Summer side dish or a meal. Jimmy loves this pasta salad too! This Pasta Salad recipe is flavorful and refreshing with the delicious tastes of fresh herbs, lemon, and feta, with lots of spinach! You can make this Pasta Salad on a food prep day and enjoy it all week! It would also be a big hit at a party or picnic! I know you will love this Pasta Salad as much as we do! read more

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Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Feta Dip Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

During a food prep Sunday, I made a bunch of Mediterranean tapas (salads, veggie dishes, dips/spreads, etc.). I also had some pita bread, so I wanted to make sure that my spread of food included some delicious dips. I love Feta and love the zestfulness/flavor of Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic), and wanted to use both up in a feta dip recipe. This feta dip recipe turned out amazing! It is lemony, creamy, dreamy, zesty and would certainly be a crowd pleaser!  I just love zesty dips! Dips are fun to eat, fun to bring to parties, fun to enjoy with a crowd, and even by yourself!  Make this feta dip recipe for your friends will watching a sports game, party, or you can even do what I did and make it during a food prep Sunday to enjoy all week!

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Dip, Mediterranean, vegetarian
Keyword Feta Dip Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz feta in brine (drained and cut into cubes)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 T Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic)
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teas lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients (except for parsley and toppings) in a food processor and process for a few minutes until smooth.

  2. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the parsley. 

  3. Optional: For serving, top with some parsley, Patty’s peppers, drizzle of olive oil. 

  4. You can serve this with pita bread, pita chips, bread, tortilla chips, potatoes, gyros, crackers. 

This feta dip recipe can be enjoyed with pita bread, pita chips, crusty bread, tortilla chips, potatoes, gyros, crackers, in sandwiches, on burgers, and probably much more!

Making this feta dip recipe is quick and simple, and low maintenance if you are bringing it / serving it at a party (since you do not need to heat it up or do anything further with it).

You could also make this on a food prep day and enjoy it all week long as I did along with several other Mediterranean tapas:

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Feta Dip Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

For where you can get your Patty’s Peppers, visit and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Lemony Whipped Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Feta Dip Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

Try my other recipes that include Patty’s Peppers: Broiled Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers, Instant Pot Collard Greens Risotto with Sweet Heat Peppers.

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Broiled Feta Dip with Patty’s Zesty Garlic Peppers

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Patty’s Peppers Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

There is a baked feta dish that is my favorite appetizer at a BYOB restaurant in Old City. But that restaurant took it off the menu and they only offer it as a special on occasion. Ever since they took it off the menu, I have been trying to recreate this appetizer on my own.  When making it, I typically would use pepperoncini peppers in it, as they do in the restaurant, but it never was quite the same as the version in the restaurant.

Recently, I got my hands on a jar of Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic), so I decided to include them in the recipe. My mind was totally blown with how great this Patty’s Peppers Recipe turned out! It had brought this dip to a whole new level! It is even so much better than the restaurant version! Make this Patty’s Peppers Recipe for your friends at a party – it won’t last long!, they will LOVE it! It didn’t last long at all in my house – it was finished in seconds – huge hit!

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers

Make this Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Peppers Recipe for your next party to impress – your friends will love it! 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Cheese, Comfort food, Dip, vegetarian
Keyword Dip, Patty’s Peppers Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz block of feta in brine (drained and cut into cubes)
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced (or 2 small cloves of garlic)
  • 2 T Patty’s Peppers (Mom’s Original Recipe, Zesty Garlic)
  • 1 small tomato seeded and chopped
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Set oven to broil.

  2. Meanwhile, mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.

  3. Then transfer contents of the bowl to an oven safe small bowl (like a soufflé bowl or a bowl you would make French onion soup in).

  4. Put the bowl on top of a baking sheet (since the little bowl will be too hot to handle and in case of any overflow) and place in the oven to broil for 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven, give it a good mix and put back in for 5 more minutes.

  6. Remove from oven, give it a good mix and put back in for 5 more minutes.

  7. Remove from oven, give it another good mix and it should be ready. If not, then put it back in for a few more minutes if needed.

  8. For serving, transfer the dip to another bowl since this bowl that has been broiled will be VERY hot (you don’t want to burn yourself or friends).

  9. Serve with pita bread, pita chips, bread, tortilla chips. 

Broiled Feta Dip with Patty's Zesty Garlic Peppers – Patty’s Peppers Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

You can get your own jar of Patty’s Peppers on Amazon.

For where to get your Patty’s Peppers locally, visit and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

If you are in a dip making mood and want to try more dips, check out some of my other dip recipes: Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Spread; Roasted Zucchini Red Pepper Garlic Dip; Black Bean Hummus; Italian White Bean Hummus; Caramelized Onion Hummus, Roasted Summer Squash Pepper Dip.

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