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Tomato Feta Cheese Dip

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 A stunning and elegant appetizer, this tomato feta dip recipe is perfect for a party. The bold flavors of this simple appetizer keep this dip interesting, and the salty feta cheese goes with so many dippers from a charcuterie board. 

And do not let the easy ingredients fool you.

The roasted tomatoes and block of feta produce one of the most delicious appetizer recipe ideas ever! 

dip ready to serve on a plate with bowl of pita chips.

Why you should make Cherry Tomato Feta Dip

A reason to enjoy unique cheeses – There are never enough recipes that include fresh feta cheese! The boost of flavor from this Greek favorite is outstanding and makes not only a unique but upscale appetizer recipe. 

Party Food – With the summer coming in full force, there are many reasons to enjoy great appetizers. This dish will feed a party crowd from tailgating in the preseason, enjoying Memorial Day or July 4th, or simply gathering around the pool. 

Ingredients: 

  • Extra virgin olive oil – While many dips can be substituted, when it comes to dips, we highly suggest sticking to Olive Oil and not mixing it up with vegetable oil. 
  • Cherry tomatoes – We love the colors of Wild Wonders Tomatoes, which give a variety of pretty colors for a dip.
  • Seasoning – Italian seasoning and a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Cheese – feta cheese and softened cream cheese is the most delicious cheese mixture.
  • Honey – There are many types of great honey options, and we love wildflower honey. 

How to make Tomato Feta Cheese Dip

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Add olive oil, cherry tomatoes, and one tablespoon of Italian seasoning to a baking dish. Mix well and make sure tomatoes are in a single layer.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly, hot and soft.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool. Set aside. 
  1. Add feta cheese, cream cheese, water, honey, and the remaining one tablespoon of Italian seasoning in a food processor.
  2. Process for about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl halfway through until smooth. 
collage of step by step roasting tomatoes.
  1. Spread cheese onto a serving platter, about 1/2″ thick.
  2. Top with reserved roasted tomatoes and serve with pita wedges or crunchy veggies. 
  3. Store creamy dip leftovers covered in the refrigerator. 
appetizer being assembled on a white serving plate.

Cherry or Grape Tomatoes?

Both cherry and grape tomatoes can easily be interchanged. They are generally different sizes; grape tomatoes are not quite as sweet. 

Given a choice, I stick with cherry tomatoes, but I’d use what I had in a pinch. 

Flavor Variations

As with all dip recipes, there are many ways to make it your own.

Adding different seasonings, like cloves garlic and pepper flakes, or various herbs like fresh basil leaves is a great way to change the dip each time. 

A small splash of lemon juice might also be a welcome and refreshing way to make a tangy dip. 

cherry tomato and cheese mixture on a homemade pita chip.

Best Chips for Dip

Homemade Pita Chips or pita bread go great with baked dips like this.

Other choices include delicious tortilla chips, corn chips, garlic bagel chips, and crusty bread like baguette slices. Keep it healthier by using fresh veggies like celery, sweet peppers, carrot sticks, or cucumber slices. 

Hot or cold? 

I like this dip room temp, but I’ve had it cold from the fridge, and it’s good, too. 

5 from 4 votes

Tomato Feta Cheese Dip


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Tomato Feta Cheese Dip is a delicious and upscale appetizer with the smooth and tangy taste of feta cheese combined with freshly roasted tomatoes. A great dip to serve hot, cold, or room temperature.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz. feta cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 lb. grape and cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 2 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • pita chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add olive oil, tomatoes, and 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning to a baking dish. Mix well and make sure tomatoes are in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast tomatoes for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly, hot and soft.
  • Remove baking dish from oven and let cool. Set aside.
  •  **Here is where you'd want to remove skins if you don't want them in your dish. I think doing this as a whole tomato is easier, as they kind of slide-out, but maybe play with it. Then mash/cut the tomato in half before topping on the dip, or leave them whole and let the dipper chop tomatoes as they eat them.
  •  In a food processor, add feta cheese, cream cheese, water, honey, and the remaining 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning.
  • Process for about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl halfway through until smooth. 
  • Spread feta and cream cheese mixture onto a serving platter so it's about 1/2" thick.
  • Top with reserved roasted tomatoes and serve with pita chips, bread, or vegetables. 
  • Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator. 

Notes

Best Chips for Dip
Homemade Pita Chips or pita bread go great with baked dips like this.
Other choices include delicious tortilla chips, corn chips, garlic bagel chips, and crusty bread like baguette slices. Keep it healthier by using fresh veggies like celery, sweet peppers, carrot sticks, or cucumber slices. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp

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