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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! 

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. 
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Kristen

Tuesday 27th of February 2018

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

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Saturday 15th of August 2015

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

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

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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