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Whipped Feta Cheese with Basil [Low Carb]

Healthy, creamy and delicious! And all in just 5 minutes. This whipped feta cheese is made with greek yogurt, seasoned with garlic and fresh basil and is equally addictive as a dip, sauce or spread. Keto, low in carbs and vegetarian – just as a bonus.

whipped feta cheese in a blue bowl with a fresh basil leaf, on top of a pink and white kitchen towel with fresh basil in the background
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Why I love this recipe

  • Feta cheese will always be a winner in my book, as it pairs so well with almost anything: meat, fish, chicken, bread or chips – they all love a good feta cheese!
  • Greek yogurt adds a touch of well-needed acidity
  • Fresh basil and minced garlic fill out the flavor profile and make it more complex
  • Easy to adjust to your taste & what’s in the fridge – all you really need is a piece of Feta cheese and something to mix it with (yogurt, crème fraîche, olive oil or something else), and maybe some seasoning. You do you!

Expert tips

  • Use a food processor if you have one, or an immersion blender for the creamiest result possible
  • If you don’t have either you can smash the feta cheese with a fork and either mix it up by hand or by using a mixer – less creamy, equally delicious!
  • If you don’t have fresh basil, you can also use dried basil
  • Any type of creamy dairy (or non-dairy!) product will work as a substitute for greek yogurt – my other favorite is using crème fraîche, but cream cheese and sour cream are delicious as well
  • Using it as a spread? Decrease the amount of greek yogurt drastically, or substitute it entirely for olive oil.

How to make Whipped Feta

process shots showing how to make whipped feta, step 1-4: adding the feta cheese, minced garlic and fresh basil

Start by placing your feta cheese, minced garlic and fresh basil in a food processor (or a bowl, if not using a food processor).

process shots showing how to make whipped feta, step 5-8: adding the greek yogurt and black pepper

Follow with greek yogurt and black pepper. Then put the lid on and get ready to mix.

process shots showing how to make whipped feta, step 9-12: mixing and taste testing

Mix until creamy and smooth, then taste test and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

bread being dipped in whipped feta cheese

How to serve Whipped Feta Cheese

Whipped Feta Cheese goes with almost anything, in my book. Here are a few of my favorite ways to serve it, but I am sure you can come up with even more delicious ways! If you do – please let me know in the comments below and I might just add your favorite to the list

a bowl of whipped feta cheese with a spoon in front of crumbled feta cheese on a kitchen towel

Versions of this recipe

There are so many versions of this recipe, here are a few of my favorites but I encourage you to try it out and come up with your own favorites as well. If you do – please let me know in the comments below and I might just add your favorite version here.

  • Crème fraîche instead of greek yogurt makes an even creamier version with more fat and less acidity
  • Olive oil instead of greek yogurt creates a denser and more spreadable whipped feta
  • Sun-dried tomatoes are a delicious addition
  • Addin lemon makes it even more perfect as a sauce for fish
  • More garlic to spice things up a bit
  • Rosemary instead of basil for a delicious twist, especially suitable for your garlic & rosemary seasoned lamb chops…
  • Any other herbs you like – just grab what you have or what you love and make this sauce your own
pieces of feta cheese being picked up from a pink and with checkered kitchen towel, in front of a blue bowl with white sauce

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closeup of whipped feta cheese with a fresh basil leaf in a blue bowl

Whipped Feta Cheese with Basil

5 from 5 votes
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Course: Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: European, gluten-free, Greek, Keto, Low carb, Mediterranean, vegetarian
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Emmeline Kemperyd

Ingredients

  • 150 g Feta cheese
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 dl Greek yogurt or other type of natural yogurt
  • 0.25 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor. Close lid and mix until creamy and smooth. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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Notes

There are so many version you can make of this recipe! For example:
  • Substitute greek yogurt for crème fraîche, olive oil or cream cheese
  • Substitute basil for any other type of herb – for example rosemary
  • Add sun-dried tomatoes or lemon to change the flavor profile
 
This recipe is creamiest when made in a food processor. However, if you don’t have one you can use any of the following (in decreasing order of creaminess of the final product):
  • Immersion blender
  • Regular blender
  • Regular electric mixer
  • Fork
Nutrition Facts
Whipped Feta Cheese with Basil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 437mg 18%
Potassium 94mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 24%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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