Tirokafteri- Spicy Feta Dip

This right here, is my husband’s favorite dip! Tirokafteri literally means hot (spicy) cheese. It is made with wonderful creamy, salty feta, Greek yogurt, Florina peppers, garlic, olive oil & red pepper flakes.

Traditionally served with warm bread or pita. I also love it with a plate of cool crispy crudités (veggie sticks), pita chips and pork rinds. Use it as a dip for chicken or pork. Spread it on a sandwich for a spicy kick. I have even mixed into my scrambled eggs. Get creative. It will add a punch to anything you are eating.

Tirokafteri- spicy feta cheese dip

Ingredients:

10 oz Feta cheese

1 roasted red pepper

1 tsp Greek yogurt

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp red wine or apple cider vinegar

1 garlic clove (add more if you like)

1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes (you can use less or more to taste)

Directions:

Roast a red pepper right on your stove top. I Greece, we have Florina peppers, which are grown in the region of Florina in Macedonia. You can use whichever red pepper you can find, from a red bell pepper to even a chili pepper.

Roasting a red pepper

When it is completely blackened & roasted, you can easily peel off the skin & slice it up. I had actually done this step earlier in the week, as I needed peppers for a couple of recipes. So the how to is in a previous post.

Roasted, peeled and sliced.

Crumble your feta and put into a food processor. Add in the roasted red pepper, garlic clove, Greek yogurt, olive olive & the pepper flakes. Pulse it until smooth. Pour into a bowl.

Feta Cheese imported from Greece,
made with 100% sheep’s milk.
Greek extra virgin olive oil
Red pepper flakes
Garnish with a sprinkle of pepper flakes & olive oil

They flavors come together even more if you let it sit in the fridge for about an hour.

With my husband George (the tirokafteri lover), as newlyweds.

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