Preserved Lemon and Mint Whipped Feta Dip

This preserved lemon and mint whipped feta dip is so easy to make you’ll be making is all summer long. Ready in just 10 minutes and can be scooped up with crackers, vegetables or by the spoonful! 

This preserved lemon and mint whipped feta dip is so easy to make you'll be making is all summer long. Ready in just 10 minutes and can be scooped up with crackers, vegetables or by the spoonful!

I was compensated by PARTNERS, A Tasteful Choice Company, for my time in creating this post. All opinions are my own.

Growing up my idea of dip was french onion from the dairy aisle of the grocery store. Don’t get me wrong I still love it with a fierce passion BUT there is nothing quite like making your own dip. I have made a version of this feta dip for years but this was the first time I threw in a little preserved lemon. If it wasn’t for the fact that I cleaned out my pantry and found the lemon jar it would still be hiding in my pantry.

If you have never had a preserved lemon before don’t be scared. They taste like salty briny lemon. I know it sounds weird but it’s good – trust me! Plus you can buy a jar at Trader Joe’s for like $3 so it’s a pretty cheap investment.

This preserved lemon and mint whipped feta dip is so easy to make you'll be making is all summer long. Ready in just 10 minutes and can be scooped up with crackers, vegetables or by the spoonful!

If you’re looking at this dip and thinking “ummmm where exactly would I serve this dip?” Well let me tell you a little story. I made a similar version of this dip a few years ago at Super Bowl and before I could even get my cracker filled hand into the dip it was almost gone. You know who stole all the dip? The kids. Seriously, the kids. I thought they would think feta dip was weird but man was I wrong. They devoured this dip like it was going to grow legs and run away.

I mean they weren’t far off because as soon as I saw they were eating all the dip I immediately snatched it away and made them eat up the salsa. I was not about to not get some of my own dip.

That’s right – I stole my own dip back.

Another great thing about this dip is that it’s gluten free so it’s perfect for all my gluten free friends. Plus when it’s served with these totally crunchy (I’m a huge crunchy cracker fan) Partners Free for All gluten free crackers it’s the perfect match. If you have never seen these crackers before it’s ok because they should be coming your way soon. Don’t want to wait and want to find them right away? Search here. PLUS (I found this super awesome!) their products are GMO, corn, soy and rice free! The crackers are all made with cassava root flour and blend of five ancient grains – amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum and teff.

This preserved lemon and mint whipped feta dip is so easy to make you'll be making is all summer long. Ready in just 10 minutes and can be scooped up with crackers, vegetables or by the spoonful!

Oh and you want to know something super awesome? They now have gluten free brownie thins! When I saw these things I waited all of 2 seconds to rip open the package and give them a try. They are so goooooooooood! Even better when you dip them into strawberry cream cheese. Just saying…

{Looking for more appetizer ideas? Try my tahini free lemon hummus, spinach artichoke bread or my curried chicken salad phyllo cups.}

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Preserved Lemon and Mint Whipped Feta Dip

This preserved lemon and mint whipped feta dip is so easy to make you'll be making is all summer long. Ready in just 10 minutes and can be scooped up with crackers, vegetables or by the spoonful!

Yield: 2 cups dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces fresh feta cheese
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped preserved lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (more if desired)
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

In a large food processor add all ingredients and puree until smooth.

Pour into a serving bowl. If desired, top with addition chopped preserved lemon, mint, crushed red pepper and fresh cracked pepper.

Serve with crackers or fresh vegetables.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Partners Free for All crackers. You can find out more about their product by visiting their Facebook page. As always all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. There are also a few Amazon affiliate links in this post. 

32 Responses to “Preserved Lemon and Mint Whipped Feta Dip”

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    Beth — August 11, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I might just have to order some on Amazon because this gluten free girl can never pass up a new product!

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    Marye — August 11, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I am always looking for more ways to incorporate feta into my meals, I love it! This sounds fantastic!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — August 11, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Wow, this looks fantastic! I love that you added preserved lemon too!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — August 11, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Why did I think I could live without feta cheese this week?! Sigh, should have picked up that container at Costco. This is my first recipe when I get my hands on some because it looks utterly amazing!

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    Katie @ Recipe for Perfection — August 11, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I first tried preserved lemon at a Morroccan restaurant. I love finding new flavors! And the combination with feta and mint sounds good to me.

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — August 11, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Growing up the only time we were allowed to buy dip was for the Super Bowl and like you said it was the french onion kind from the refrigerated section at the store. I think I’m rebelling now from the lack of dip in my childhood because I pretty much want dip on everything. All I would need is a spoon and I could polish off this lemony whipped feta no problem!

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    Jennifer Stewart — August 11, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I love feta because of the tang and the texture of it when it crumbles. I have never thought of whipping it so change it while keeping the flavor. What a great recipe and those preserved lemons are the bomb!

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    Catherine — August 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Dear Brandy, this dip looks like a cloud of deliciousness. I love all the flavors…this would go great with so many dishes. Pinning for later. xo, Catherine

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    Isabelle @ Crumb — August 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Yes to all of this. The feta, the preserved lemon, the garlic. So much YES.
    I somehow ended up with three different containers of feta in my fridge (mostly because I keep forgetting I already have some and then go buy more) and a half-full jar of preserved lemons. Clearly, the universe wants me to have this dip in my life, and who am I to argue with the universe? 🙂

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — August 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I’m going to a dip party in a few weeks and I’m totally making this! I love feta cheese.

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    Julie @ Texan New Yorker — August 11, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I love feta based dips, but I’ve never had one with preserved lemon! Pinning this, because I’m always looking for creative ways to use up my preserved lemon jars before they expire. Thanks!

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    Julia — August 11, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I love these crackers! I have tried them all and they are great & my kids love them too. This dip is so up my alley. I just love those preserved lemons paired with the creamy feta. Passsss the crackers please!

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    Stephanie — August 11, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    This is fabulous! There is a local place that has red pepper feta dip and it’s SO GOOD. I need to try to make it at home!

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes — August 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Love, love, LOVE the addition of preserved lemon in this dip, B! Pinned!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — August 11, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I’m drooling. Whipped feta is amazing as it is, but adding preserved lemon was a stoke of genius.

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    Lucy — August 11, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    This looks wonderful! Do you have the book Meze by Diane Kochilas? You would love it!

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — August 11, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I would like to dip my head into that feta. No? Okay, veggies or pita chips work too.

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 11, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Girl shoot. You are speaking my love language!!!

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — August 11, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    OK, I laughed out loud at the thought of you stealing your own dip back from the kids, because that is SO something I would do myself. And I’m with you – growing up, that refrigerated French onion dip was where dip started and ended for me. And it’s still awesome. But there’s room in my life for homemade dip, too. And thank you for telling me that TJ’s has preserved lemons. I’m going to stop there tomorrow and pick some up!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — August 11, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Next time, make a batch of dip for yourself and another for any kids present. I would definitely attack this one with a spoon. Preserved lemons are so great with feta!

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    Healing Tomato — August 11, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    This feta cheese dip sounds so delicious. I have had picked lemons before but never preserved lemon before. I am definitely very intrigued.

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    Michelle | A Latte Food — August 12, 2015 at 2:56 am

    I love feta so much I just might actually steal it from children, haha, because seriously, this dip looks amazing!

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — August 12, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Oh feta cheese, you look amazing in this dip! And I don’t know if I’ve ever had preserved lemon before! Its sounds like the perfect addition here!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — August 12, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Pretty sure I’d be one of those kids at the Super Bowl party hoarding this dip all to myself. SUH GOOD.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — August 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Whipped feta just sounds heavenly to me! haha I love french onion too (you know the kind from the store) so I’m thinking that if our taste buds are alike, I’m going to go crazy for this! And yeah, I would have stole my own dip back too! haha I totally just pictured you in my head doing that and it was awesome! haha I love you!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — August 12, 2015 at 9:29 am

    All things with preserved lemon make me swoon.

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    Heather | girlichef — August 12, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Those kids know what’s up! I love the grocery store dip, too – but oh yeah, this would definitely blow my mind…looks amazing.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 12, 2015 at 11:51 am

    The crackers sound great! Love that they’re GF and the brownies sound like something I definitely need to try. And I’m intrigued by the preserved lemons. I’ve never tried them!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    This looks incredibly delicious! My lemon loving kids will certainly be fighting over it!

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    Kristen — February 27, 2018 at 11:26 am

    This is ridiculously awesome. I’ve made it dozens of times already.

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