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. 

23 Responses to “Gluten Free Lemon Pancakes with Balsamic Berry Compote”

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    Tiffany — May 30, 2014 at 9:28 am

    YUM! These look delish; wish I had a stack of these right now!

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    Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com — May 30, 2014 at 9:54 am

    You are very creative and this compote sounds divine and so perfect. I am really, really, really going to try it. Thanks!

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — May 30, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Pancakes just so happen to be one of our favorite things to make on the weekends! These look wonderful!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — May 30, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Craving pancakes now! They look delish!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — May 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I would say that this is just about the perfect weekend breakfast! Or weeknight dinner. Or lunch. Or …

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    foodwanderings — May 30, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Who would have thought GF will look this good?! I also love the savory flavors you twisted into this breakfast pancakes. Just delicious!

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    Amanda @the_kitcheneer — May 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    These pancakes look amazing! I am also a savory fan vs sweet for breakfast! This is right up my alley! Yum!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — May 30, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I’m in love with that balsamic vanilla berry compote! It looks amazing!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — May 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Your pictures make me want to lick the screen! WOW!!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — May 30, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Looks like the perfect weekend breakfast!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — May 30, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    I’m not normally a pancake eater but for these, I’d make an exception!

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    Claire Gallam — May 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I just love you.

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    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — May 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I am looking upward at the Heavens and repeating—-I really really do love pancakes. I am not sure why. I am waaaay beyond being a kid. So making it full circle here—-these look heavenly delicious.

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — May 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I am a huge fan of pancakes. HUGE! I always make them a little differently, just to keep things interesting. I’m most definitely interested in trying these pancakes. I adore lemon and berries with anything.

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    How to Philosophize with Cake — May 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Those look amazing! Love the balsamic berry compote, what an interesting flavor to pair with pancakes! 🙂

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — June 1, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    That’s the breakfast I wish I had this morning!! The berry compote sounds fabulous – especially the addition of vinegar! Love it!!

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    Joanne — June 3, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I kind of want to bathe in that compote. And then use the pancakes to sop it all up.

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    Jessica @ Sweet Menu — June 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Wow! These pancakes look fabulous! I just love lemon, what a brilliant idea!

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    Rebecca Flagg — August 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I am a major sucker for everything lemon, these lemon pancakes look absolutely fantastic!

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    Carolyn — March 5, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Thanks for including my low carb cinnamon roll waffles! Pinning these beauties.

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