Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Dip

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sundried tomato feta dip
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sundried tomato feta dip

Photo: Leigh Loftus

In theory, I like yogurt. When I eat it, I enjoy it. When I go to the grocery store, I always buy it. I buy it when I have more than enough in my refrigerator to eat for breakfast or the occasional snack. If you live alone and like to cook, it’s probably not a foreign conundrum — throwing out a half-used, wilted bunch of basil before you can get around to making pesto or tossing two-thirds of a lasagne because you can’t stand the sight of it anymore.

Though there are plenty of ways to consume everyone’s favorite protein-packed dairy product – in chilled cucumber avocado soup, shrimp salad with dill and cucumber, turkey meatballs with basil and cranberries – I still seem to wind up scrambling to use up my containers of Fage days before their expiration dates.

It was an excess of Greek yogurt that led me to make a dip for no reason. A dip that had no intended purpose when I whipped it up but wound up playing double duty: appetizer before dinner with a friend and as a cracker spread on a picnic.

I would recommend making this a day in advance, as it gives the flavors a chance to blend. The first time I tried it, it was a little bit too acidic from the tomatoes, oil and lemon but after it sat in the fridge for a day it was a lot more balanced…and pretty popular, if I do say so myself.

sundried tomato feta dip

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Spread
Recipe type: Small Plates & Snacks
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
  • 4 ounces crumbled Feta
  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Crackers, for serving
  1. In a medium bowl, mash together the Feta, yogurt, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the oil from the tomatoes until mostly smooth. Mix in the sun-dried tomatoes and season with Β½ teaspoon salt and ΒΌ teaspoon pepper. Serve with the crackers of your choice.
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    July 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    so making this for our next party! so much yum right here!!

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    Courtney @ LivingABonaFideLife
    July 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

    You had me at “sun-dried” and “feta” πŸ™‚ Love that combination!

    I added this to my Living A Bona Fide Life: Recipe Box #15

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    July 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Yum! I am a fan of dips in general, and I loooove feta cheese. This sounds so easy to put together!!

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    July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    OH MAN I love this dip!!!

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    natalie (the sweets life)
    July 19, 2011 at 10:27 am

    love easy appetizer recipes like this!

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    July 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Love the simplicity of this recipe. And I so know about ending up with more food items than you have time/room in your stomach to do something with.

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    July 18, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I like Greek yogurt, too…this sounds like a great dip!

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    July 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    This really looks good – I’m a greek yogurt junkie, too!

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    July 18, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Yum YUm Yum! If I didn’t have a cracker or chip handy I would just like it with my finger! too good not too!

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    July 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Sounds delicious! What a great and easy snack.

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    Creamy Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Almonds
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    July 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    yum! I love dips of all kinds.

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    July 17, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I hate to waste food and especially cheese but even with two of us it’s hard to use it up before it gets moldy. I have some feta in the frig now and would love to try this!

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    July 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I can see why this was popular, it sounds great. I so love feta and greek yoghurt, and I imagine a combination of both of the flavours with the tomatoes is delicious. BTW even with 4 to feed I often end up with yoghurt to use up, got some at the moment which is about to reach its date, I’d better get cooking!

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    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
    July 17, 2011 at 8:14 am

    love how chunky it is!!! this looks like it would satisfy me for hours dipping tortilla chips and veggies in it πŸ™‚ NOM! <3


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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    July 17, 2011 at 7:24 am

    What a clever way to use up yogurt Maris! And to make it into something you could use on sandwiches etc is a great way to eat it quickly too!

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    July 17, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I have the same problem with yogurt…but this spread is a delicious way to remedy it! Sounds wonderful, Maris πŸ™‚

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    July 17, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Oh, Maris what a great use for the “half wilted about to go” stuff in your fridge! Or an excess of greek yogurt, whatever comes first. Yummy dip!

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    Gina (The Candid RD)
    July 17, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I love using Greek yogurt in my recipes, or my random dinner creations. I use it as sour cream on top of cooked veggies, all the time. I also like to make chicken and tuna salad with it (sort of like using it as mayo). The only problem is the steep price. But, I splurge on yogurt πŸ™‚

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    The Harried Cook
    July 17, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Yummy! This spread sounds really, really good.. I love feta and sun dried tomatoes… great recipe! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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    T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types
    July 17, 2011 at 3:44 am

    That tangy combo of feta and Greek yogurt sounds great – and I’m sure there are some unused sun dried tomatoes lurking in my fridge!

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    July 17, 2011 at 12:34 am

    OMG..this looks so zesty and wonderful, which leads me to ask..what are we having for the main course, and can I have more than one chocolate chevre swirled brownie for dessert? πŸ˜‰ Your food always looks to.die.for!

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    Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanet
    July 17, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Nice combination of ingredients. Love this!

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    July 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    With two people, you can still have similar problems. We have to be careful not to buy too much. I love this recipe! We love dips, but never seem to have just the right recipe.

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    Lisa @ Tarte du Jour
    July 16, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Wow, this spread looks delicious! I love greek yogurt too so it is right up my alley! A great party spread…unique!

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    July 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I am really really liking this dip! Feta and sundried are the perfect combo!

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    Lora @cakeduchess
    July 16, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I eat yogurt sometimes twice a day. A buy the Fage brand when I go to Costco. This dip looks fantastic. Have a lovely weekend, Maris:)

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    Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    July 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I will definitely eat ANYTHING with feta in it. This looks amazing!

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    July 16, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I was just eying the sun-dried tomatoes hiding in my fridge and the 2 containers of feta that need to be used up! Perfectly delicious timing!

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    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    July 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    If you took this dip and pureed it in a blender, you’d have a great salad dressing!

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    July 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I love making dips the day before. Less to do just before friends arrive and it tastes better. Love your dip!

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking
    July 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    LOVE Greek yogurt – it’s a staple here at our house. The dip sounds great!

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
    July 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    usually the most simple of recipes are the tastiest! great flavors here πŸ˜€

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    July 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Yum!! What an awesomely simple appetizer. I’ve found that most items like this taste better the next day too.

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    Green Groats
    July 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I love this recipe! It’s looks so rich and decadent, but it’s got such great healthy ingredients.

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    July 16, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    I love greek yogurt. I eat it in some form or another every day. This sounds like a great way to eat even more!

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    Heather @girlichef
    July 16, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Oh my gosh…do you know why I’m so excited right now? Because I have everything to make this!! Yum, it sounds awesome πŸ˜€

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    Nelly Rodriguez
    July 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Love any type of dip! This looks great!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    July 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I love sun dried tomatoes! This looks delish!

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    July 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I love greek yogurt! As you saw, I recently used it in a warm chicken salad=perfection! The dip sounds so yummy. Especially due to the feta. I can’t wait to eat that goodness again!

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    July 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I meant cool dip..oops!

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    July 16, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I love feta..this is such a cook dip with sun dried tomatoes..I would love to spread that dip on a crusty bread slice too- looks addictive! I hope you are having a fun weekend πŸ™‚

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    sheila @ Elements
    July 16, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Mmmmm…sounds so good!!! And it’s so quick and easy to make too! Whenever I have yogurt that I need to use, I use it in my bread dough. I make yogurt rolls and naan with regular or Greek yogurt. Of course your dip would be perfect with it! πŸ™‚

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    lynn @ the actor's diet
    July 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    feta + yogurt + sundried tomato = heaven!

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    Daryl (mom)
    July 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Magic word for me was feta. i love everything it is in hands down it is my favorite cheese!

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    Sarah (everydaysapicnic)
    July 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    It sounds delicious – I love feta, so this is right up my street πŸ™‚

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    July 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    This looks great! And I believe gluten-free so it’ll be great for my next party that includes a Gluten intolerant friend!

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    July 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    It sounds delicious to me. And I know what you mean about using up the yogurt. My Costco started carrying these large containers of Fage, and they’re a bargain, but I do have to think hard about what to use it in!

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    Simply Life
    July 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    wow this does look like the perfect appetizer or snack! I love how simple the ingredient list is!

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