I should have called this pistachio, feta crack! It is moreish, creamy, nutty and fresh. It is one of my most favourite recipes. I even debated sharing it. Only briefly though, it is too good not to share.
I’m not even sure it is a dip, it could be a spread too I suppose. I used this as a spread in my Kebabish recipe. So good with the lamb and pickled onions. Use it to top a warm flatbread and add some cooked spicy minced lamb for a take on a pizza. The possibilities are endless.
I served it with pitta chips, a cocktail on the side is also advised.
While the recipe calls for pistachios I know these are at the upper end of the expensive nut scale so you could replace them with walnuts or almonds could work. Perhaps even sunflower seeds or a mix of seeds.
Whipped Feta & Pistachio Dip
125g shelled pistachios
Large handful of fresh basil
2tbsp of fresh coriander leaves
1 crushed clove garlic
1/2 tsp of chilli flakes or more if you prefer
3 large tablespoons of greek yoghurt
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
75ml olive oil
Blitz pistachios and olive oil for 30 seconds in food processor or blender.
Add feta, herbs, garlic, chilli flakes, yoghurt, lemon zest & juice.
Blitz until smooth. Season with salt to taste.