This Feta Dill Caesar Dip is about to become your new favorite! It works as a dressing, a dip, or a sauce for roasted veggies and is super easy to make.Jump to Recipe
A couple of months ago I posted a recipe for Mediterranean Caesar Salad with Feta Dill Caesar Dressing, and I couldn’t help but think about how that dressing could be re-made as a dip that would be absolutely fabulous. So I did a little playing around, and was able to turn that dressing into this Feta Dill Caesar Dip recipe that is fantastic paired with crackers or raw veggies that’s just a little bit outside your normal ranch dip recipes.
I absolutely love a sauce. I’ve long subscribed to the theory that sauce makes everything better, and that if you have a recipe that seems to be missing something, the best thing to do is put a sauce on it.
I love that sauces can be turned into dressings, or dips, or marinades. They add so much flavor to things and turn a boring meal into a spectacular one.
This feta dill Caesar dip is no different. A few ingredients are all that is needed to make a dip that your friends will ask you to bring to every gathering.
Let’s Talk about Caesar
I love all things Caesar. It’s by far my favorite salad, and the one I order at restaurants. I make a mean (not super authentic) Caesar salad and it’s been a go-to for me for years and years. But as much as I love it, every once in awhile I like to switch it up and make a Caesar that’s a little different, which is where this dill variation came from.
Anchovies: the main objection to Caesar dressing would have to be the anchovies. People have a pretty strong reaction to the addition to anchovies, and to that I say: just try it. You can’t taste them. All they do is add a richness and a savory-ness to the dressing that you would definitely miss if it wasn’t there. If the idea of actual anchovy filets squicks you out, anchovy paste is a totally viable replacement. You only need about a teaspoon.
Egg: Truly authentic Caesar dressing is made using a raw egg, which is another thing that people get weird about. If you want a truly “real” Caesar, there’s no way around the raw egg, but luckily there are plenty of recipes out there that use store bought mayonnaise or Greek yogurt as the base which erases this worry. This particular recipe uses Greek yogurt to make it a little bit healthier, but you could use mayonnaise in its place. It will taste a little different, but still be delicious.
- Feta Cheese
- Olive Oil
- Greek Yogurt
- Anchovies or Anchovy paste (optional)
- Fresh Dill
- Parmesan Cheese
Highlights of Feta Dill Caesar Dip
- Full of flavor
- Relatively healthy
- Great as a dressing, dip, or marinade
Tips and Tricks
- If you want to take this recipe from a dip to a dressing, just reduce the Greek yogurt by ¼ cup and add extra water.
- If it’s in your budget, I always recommend buying the blocks of feta that come in brine rather than the pre-crumbled kind. The flavor of the block kind is far superior.
- Always start with less than you think you’ll need on ingredients such as lemon juice, garlic, dill and anchovy and taste as you go. You can always add more if it needs it, but you cant take it away once it’s in there.
- Leftover dip will last for 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
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Feta Dill Caesar Dip
- 3 ounces feta cheese block kind in brine
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 anchovy filet or 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese about 1 ounce
- ⅛ - ¼ cup water as needed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
- Add feta, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, anchovy, olive oil, parmesan and ⅛ cup of water to a food processor or blender.
- Process to combine, and then taste.
- If it needs it, add another ⅛ cup of water. You can also adjust garlic/lemon/anchovy amounts if needed.
- Add salt and pepper to taste..
- Pour the dip out into a bowl, and stir in the chopped fresh dill.
- Serve dip cold.