Spicy Feta Dip (Tirokafteri)

This Spicy Feta dip is creamy and tangy with the right amount of salt, spiciness, and acidity. Serve as an appetizer with pita crisps or grilled sourdough bread.

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook time: 5 mins | Total time: 10 mins

Course: Appetizer | Servings: 6 servings

Difficulty level: Easy


  • 250 g feta (or Danish White) cheese, drained and cubed
  • 2 roasted red bell peppers, skinned and de-seeded, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 slices jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar or substitute with any vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plis 1 tsp for drizzling
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 4-5 kalamata olives or black olives, chopped, for garnish 
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley/coriander, for garnish



  • Add the feta (reserving a small quantity of the feta for garnishing), red bell peppers, garlic, jalapeno, red wine vinegar and 2 tbsp olive oil to a blender. Blend to a smooth paste
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil, and garnish with crumbled feta, chilli flakes, chopped olives and parsley
  • Serve with pita crisps and grilled bread
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