We’ve been making a wholesome walnut feta dip from The Moosewood Cookbook for almost two decades. It’s one of the Blair Family favorites! But the last few times we made it, I could see we needed to change it up a bit — its popularity was waining.
So I switched out the walnuts for something spicier — I used smokehouse almonds instead.
Results? Holy cow. This dip is SO GOOD! I mean it. You are going to want to skip the veggies and the crackers and just spoon this in your mouth like it’s porridge. You will love it.
And if you have any game day gatherings on your schedule, this dip would be perfect!
It’s a super easy recipe, and I’m betting it will become one of your family favorites as well. Let’s get started.
Almond Feta Dip
adapted from The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen
As you may be able to tell from the photos, the consistency you’re going for is like a thick hummus — though it doesn’t taste like hummus at all. We like to serve it with fresh veggies, crackers, and even on a crusty loaf of bread. Feta can be a strong tasting cheese, but in this recipe, the feta seems to be liked by all. Even our little kids love this healthy dip.
One 6 ounce can smokehouse almonds (about 1 cup)
Handful fresh parsley
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup water or milk
1 teaspoon paprika
1 small garlic clove
Pinch cayenne pepper
A drizzle of olive oil
Fresh oregano, for garnish
Place almonds and parsley in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until nuts are ground. Add the feta, milk, paprika, garlic, and cayenne. Process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with fresh oregano. Serve with fresh veggies, crackers, and/or pita chips.
Yield: about 1 3/4 cups
The dip itself is sort of bland looking, so having something colorful to eat it with is a good idea. I hope you try it! And if you do, I hope you’ll let me know if your family likes it as much as mine.
20 thoughts on “Recipe: Almond Feta Dip That You Will Want to Eat With Everything”
This dip looks so interesting. Going to have to try it out. I was wondering though if you cut back on the amount of feta cheese with your almond recipe versus the walnuts? The almonds probably add a lot of salt and thereby flavor.
I was pleased with the proportions in the dip when I used this recipe, but I tend to favor salty things, so if you’re worried, you could cut back on the feta, and then if you don’t like it, add more in.
That looks delicious. I will certainly try it!
That one is great too:
That looks amazing! We will try it for sure. Some of my favorite foods in one dish!
This looks and sounds amazing and it is a combination I never would have thought of, thanks so much for the idea!
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Sounds amazing with the heat and feta! Picking up blue cheese and almonds tonight.
Err… feta… lol.
Yay! Let me know how you like it.
Ooh! I rocked dinner tonight (roasted potatoes and chole) and now I’m all confident and looking for new ideas. This looks great. I don’t have a food processor though… would it be terrible to do it in the regular blender?
I’ve totally made this in a blender. If you’ve got a decent one it should work fine.
YUM! This looks delicious and something even my (very picky) daughter might eat!
Looks absolutely delicious! Always on the hunt for new dips!
Looks and sounds great,
Could probably figure the calorie count by tracking back to the almond site and the feta? Thanks
Um….yum!!! Can’t wait to try!
Well, I love almonds and I love feta…this recipe looks delish!
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. My family is vegetarian and we are always looking for ways to add protein in creative ways! I made the dip tonight and it was a hit! Again Thank you!
Made this for Superbowl Sunday and it was fantastic. We decided it is best with veggies because they contrast with the dry/saltiness of the dip.
This recipes is definitely a keeper!
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Holy yum! Took this to a party today and it was a huge hit. Some of my children were eating it with a spoon, the rest of us opted for veggies. Can’t wait to make it again! Thank you , thank you!
Made this and loved it. I agree that the vegetables are a nice contrast. I like the saltiness. We ate it with cucumbers today, nice and crisp and salty. Yum.