Healthy Feta Walnut Dip from Moosewood Cookbook

Healthy Feta Walnut Dip has loads of texture and the delicious flavours of creamy goat's milk feta and walnuts.

An extra healthy dip that is delicious as a sandwich spread too. 

One year a very long time ago my family all decided to spend the New Year’s holiday at my brother and sister-in-law’s place near Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine. The plan was to ski for a couple of days and have a big family New Year’s Eve celebration.
Healthy Feta Walnut Dip has loads of texture and the delicious flavours of creamy goat's milk feta and walnuts.

We skied all day on the 31st and had a great meal but were all so sleepy after our day on the hill that we decided to celebrate midnight Canadian time (11:00 p.m. Maine time) so we could get to bed earlier.

Healthy Feta Walnut Dip has loads of texture and the delicious flavours of creamy goat's milk feta and walnuts.

If you’re in search of a nibble for your New Year’s Eve celebration, or any sort of gathering, this feta walnut dip is a great option. You can make it thick with lots of texture and serve of with crackers, dried fruit and sliced pears. Or you can make it smooth and a little thinner to use as a creamy vegetable dip.

Look for goat’s milk feta for this recipe. It makes a creamier dip with more flavour.

To make it more of a dip for crackers or a spread for sandwiches, use less water or milk. Thin it with more water or milk to make it a dip for vegetables.

The recipe is from our family favourite Moosewood Cookbook.

Healthy Feta Walnut Dip


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted or raw
  • 1 very small clove of garlic
  • Handful of fresh parsley (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • ¼ to ½ cup water or milk
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional)
  • A few grinds of black pepper
  • ½ Tbsp. good olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano (or fresh)
Instructions: 

  1. Toss the walnuts, garlic and parsley in the food processor and whirr until nuts are crumbly (a few seconds). 
  2. Add feta, ¼ cup of water or milk, paprika and cayenne and blend until it’s the desired texture, adding more liquid as required.
  3. Place in serving dish and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano before serving.


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