Whipped Feta with Blistered Tomatoes, whipped feta adds a creamy and salty zing to the recipe and is perfectly balanced by the slightly sweet blistered tomatoes!
When you scroll down to the recipe card, don’t be intimidated by the length of the recipe. I promise you it’s so, so easy. I just broke the recipe down into the three components of tomato, feta, and bread to make it less confusing.
Are you a feta fan? Boy, I am. I think I fell in love with feta when I had Feta Dip at Boshamps in Destin, Florida. I liked it so much I came home and made a copycat version of it! Next, I made Jalapeno Feta Dip that’s amazing especially if you like a little heat!
There’s just a handful of ingredients in this dish. Garlicky, salty, and tangy whipped feta is complimented perfectly with fresh blistered tomatoes. However, if you prefer, you can just the cheese dip and omit the tomatoes.
Whipped Feta with Blistered Tomatoes
I cooked the tomatoes stovetop but you can roast the tomatoes, garlic, and toast the baguette slices in the oven as well.. However, I prefer to toast the bread in a skillet on the stove. I took a cooking class once where I learned this method. It was life-changing! Well, maybe not life-changing, but really, really good! Seriously, I never toast bread in the oven anymore because it’s so much better in a skillet. The skillet method isn’t the easiest way, but it’s much better if done correctly. Let me tell you how.
- Heat a heavy skillet or a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. If you didn’t purchase a sliced baguette, slice your loaf of bread into 1/2-inch slices.
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Carefully place the baguette slices in the hot oil. Immediately flip the bread to coat both sides with oil.
- It’ll take 3 to 5 minutes per side to toast depending on how hot your skillet is. Watch the bread closely. It can go from toasted to burnt really quickly.
- Remove the toast from the skillet and place on a wire rack to cool.
My second favorite method for toasting bread is to grill it. Here’s how
- Heat a grill pan or grill to medium-high heat.
- Slice bread into 1/2-inch slices.
- Brush or spray both sides of bread with olive oil.
- Place bread slices on the hot grill and grill for 3-5 minutes per side or until lightly browned with grill marks.
- Remove from grill and cool on a wire rack.
If you don’t want to use a baguette for dipping, you can substitute toasted pita wedges, crackers, sturdy chips, or even vegetables, if you prefer.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.
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Whipped Feta with Blistered Tomatoes
- 10 ounces grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, about 2 cups
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2-3 sprigs thyme
- 6 ounces baguette sliced
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and garlic. Cook garlic until fragrant about 1 minute.
- Add the tomatoes to the pan and cook, turning every 1 minute lightly charred on all sides yet still holding their shape. Cook time should be about 3 to 4 minutes but it depends on how hot your stove is.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the thyme. Let it rest while you make the feta.
- While the tomatoes are cooking, prepare the feta.
- In a food processor, add the feta, sour cream, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with black pepper and red pepper flakes.
- Pulse to combine the ingredients, about 8 to 10 times, or depending on how creamy or chunky you want it. Add more sour cream if necessary.
BREAD - SKILLET METHOD
- Heat a heavy skillet or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Slice bread into 1/2-inch slices. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.
- Carefully place bread slices in hot oil using tongs Immediately flip the bread to coat both sides.
- Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Add more oil when needed.
- Watch the bread closely. They'll burn easily. Remove the toasts from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
PUT IT TOGETHER
- Spoon the feta onto a serving plate.
- Spoon the blistered tomatoes over the top of the feta.
- Sprinkle the tomatoes with thyme and red pepper flakes to garnish, if desired.
- Serve with the toasted bread.