Afghan-Inspired Whipped Feta Dip: A Quick, Delicious Recipe

written by Mirriam Seddiq
7 · 31 · 22

Looking for a new appetizer to try? This whipped feta dip is easy to make and packed with flavor! Inspired by Afghan cuisine, this dip is a great way to introduce your guests to some new flavors. It’s also quick and simple to prepare, so you can spend more time mingling with your guests. Serve it with some warm pita bread or fresh vegetables for a delicious appetizer that everyone will love!

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a picture of whipped feta dip.

Keys to a Good Whipped Feta Dip Recipe

Whipped feta is all the rage. Why not make it Afghan? Well, to make it Afghan we need to pick a few ingredients that are classically Afghan.

First, think of one thing that makes Afghan dishes delicious: fried onions. We Afghans love to top dishes with fried onions. So what not put some in this whipped feta dip?

The next, and I think critical flavor to this dip I created, is qurut. You may not know what qurut is so I’m going to tell you right below here in the next section of this recipe post.

Feta cheese is a type of sheep’s milk cheese that originated in Greece. It is a firm, crumbly cheese with a salty, tangy flavor. Feta cheese is commonly used in Greek salads and as a topping on pizzas and other dishes. whipped feta dip is made by blending feta cheese with other ingredients, such as cream cheese, yogurt, garlic, and spices. This creates a smooth, creamy dip that is perfect for spreading on bread or dipping vegetables into.

Qurut: It isn’t Cheese, but It Sure Acts Like It

Qurut is the ingredient that makes it Afghan. Qurut is the whey from yogurt. Imagine taking sour yogurt and extracting all of the liquid from it. This would give you the whey. Then, Afghans completely dehydrate it. This becomes qurut. They are like little hard balls of deliciousness.

picture of dried qurut

You may be worried that you can’t find them. I got you. You can buy qurut easily in our shop by clicking here.

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whipped feta dip

Afghan-Inspired Whipped Feta Dip: A Quick, Delicious Recipe


  • Author: Mirriam Seddiq

Description

This whipped feta dip recipe is a product of me seeing so many whipped feta dips on Instagram that I had to make one that was inspired by Afghan flavors.


Ingredients

Scale

3 Large White or Yellow Onions

Vegetable Oil (for frying onions)

1 Pound Feta Cheese

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Toum (Recipe here, super simple)

2 Tablespoons Qurut

1/4 Cup Fresh Dill

Chips or Veggies for Dipping


Instructions

1. Slice onions super thin. If you have a powerful food slicer like my Breville, I recommend it.

2. Heat vegetable oil to high, and then fry onions in batches. You will use most of them in the dip, and then some to top the dip for decoration. Fried onions are tricky. It is easy to burn them so you must pay extra attention to them. But, they are delicious and well worth it.

3. In your blender add feta, lemon juice, toum, and qurut. Blend this well until nice and whipped.

4. After that add your fresh dill most of your cripsy onions, blend again until smooth.

5. Get a nice oven-safe dish and pour your dip into it. Turn your oven on broil and place your dip in the oven just long enough to get it bubbling.

6. Remove your whipped feta dip and sprinkle with crispy onions and dill. Serve with warm bread or chips.

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Mirriam Seddiq

I am Mirriam Z. Seddiq, the Afghan Cook. I was born in Afghanistan and came to America as a when I was 18 months old. I am a criminal defense, personal injury, and immigration attorney. I started the first Muslim American Woman Political Action Committee, once owned a coffee shop and a restaurant, and currently am the CEO of the Komak Foundation which focuses its efforts on helping Afghan refugees.

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