Last updated on May 14th, 2018.
This delicious Sun Dried Tomato Feta Spread brings the taste of the Mediterranean to you. A yummy appetizer that is ready in 5 minutes, perfect for spreading on crackers or crusty baguettes, or for dipping veggies and pretzels.
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So let me tell you the story behind this Sun Dried Tomato Feta Spread. This past summer (which feels like AGES ago, sadly), Aldo and I went to an outdoor concert in Brooklyn to see Nickel Creek and Secret Sisters.
We sat next to a couple that clearly does outdoor concerts the right way – they brought a ton of picnicking food with them. Not just simple sandwiches, but all kinds of appetizers, dips, spreads, crackers, veggies, and they even brought wine in a thermos! These people were way more prepared than we were.
I tried not to make them uncomfortable by eyeing their food the whole time, but at one point I couldn’t resist – they took out a container of something I couldn’t identify. I’m nosy – I asked the man what it was and he said a word I’ve never heard of before. After seeing my confusion, he explained that it was a feta spread, and they had two different kinds with them – a sun dried tomato feta spread and an olive feta spread.
Boy, that sounded good!! I immediately turned to Aldo and said “I HAVE TO MAKE THAT SOMETIME.”
So here we are.
I started by making the sun-dried tomato feta spread first, and I am sharing the recipe with you here.
This feta spread couldn’t be easier to make – just throw all the ingredients in a food processor, give it a few pulses, and voila!
It’s such a great appetizer or snack because it is so easy to make and barely requires any clean up – just the food processor.
We ate this sun dried tomato feta spread with sliced radishes, and it somehow worked really well together. Radishes are usually a bit bitter (but in a good way, if that makes any sense at all..?), but the salty cheesy flavor of the feta spread totally covers up the bitterness. We made tiny little radish-feta-spread sandwiches by putting a bit of the spread in between two radish slices.
This feta spread is obviously also really good with crackers, pretzels, and spread on a slice of crusty baguette.
Here’s a money saving tip for making this Sun Dried Tomato Feta Spread:
Buy your feta cheese in a block, not crumbled. It is much cheaper, and perfect for this recipe, since you’ll be putting it all in a food processor anyway.
By the way, if anyone knows what this spread is traditionally called (whatever the word is that the concern-goer-picnic-eater-guy said), please leave me a comment! For now, I am calling it the Sun Dried Tomato Feta Spread, and I am enjoying every bite of it.
Sun Dried Tomato Feta Spread
- 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes , packed in oil or dry - your choice
- 1 tablespoon parsley leaves
- 1 small garlic clove
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 oz feta cheese , roughly chopped
- Combine all ingredients, except for the feta, in a small food processor. Pulse for a few seconds until the sun dried tomatoes are the size of bacon bits. You might have to stop and scrape down the sides several times.
- Add the feta cheese and process for a few seconds until everything comes together in a delicious feta spread. Serve with sliced veggies, crackers, or on toasted crusty bread.
What are your favorite 5 minute appetizers?
If you know what this feta spread is called, please enlighten me!