Feta Pepperoncini Dip

The single best way to save money is to do things all by yourself. That’s why the moment I realized my introduction to Freskos dips was turning into a very expensive addiction I gave a go at creating a version of my own. Well, I did not create the perfect Freskos replica, but what I did create was another perfect dip that also happens to include a built-in mechanism for getting more veggies from plate to mouth.

Let me back up here a little… Freskos. Freskos dips are a locally-made combination of Greek cheeses, probiotic-rich yogurt and other delicious add-ins like olives, avocados, sun-dried tomatoes and chipotle peppers that you’ll want to slather all over everything you eat. If you find yourself in San Diego, hunt them down.

Freskos Feta DipsPhoto c/o Freskos.com

This feta dip came to life through inspirations from the Freskos ingredient list and my childhood idea of a balanced salad bar plate, which included only pepperoncinis and cheese (*adds to record of former-top-vegetable-hating-person-ever evidence*). As I mentioned, it is no sub for actual Freskos dip but is exceptionally delicious by its own accord. Luckily, there is room in my big food-loving heart for them both.

Never in my life has a dip (including Freskos) made me actually crave vegetables. I will tolerate veggies and more fondly tolerate veggies with a good dip, but I’ve never thought to myself, “Wow, this dipped pepper tastes better than a dipped chip!”… until now. The savory, sour, spicy flavors in this recipe just lend themselves better to traveling with the slight sweetness of raw veggies over the saltiness of a chip.

Pepperoncini Feta Dip

Warning: may cause veggie cravings, which feel weird at first but are oh, so good. So go ahead, live a little.

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 c. Feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pepperoncini juice
  • 1 cloves garlic, pressed

Use a hand mixer to mix all ingredients together until nice and whipped. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes to let flavors bloom.

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