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Creamy Spinach and Feta Dip (5 Minutes)

Aug 25, 2022 | 0 comments

Six ingredients, five minutes, one incredibly creamy and addictive spinach and feta dip. This is one of my all-time favourite dip recipes, for good reason. It’s so quick, super versatile and always popular at parties.

Spinach and feta dip on a small white plate with pita chips.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I really miss the dip section of New Zealand supermarkets. The UK is just SO far behind on dips and it honestly was one of the biggest things I missed when I first moved to London (I know that’s ridiculous but it’s true!) One of my absolute favourite dips in New Zealand is the Lisa’s spinach and feta dip. This stuff was like liquid GOLD to me growing up. Enjoying it with some pita chips is a core memory and I HAD to recreate it for myself.

And you know what? I think this version is actually better! I’ll always be an advocate for making your own dips – it’s shockingly simple, superior in taste and you can play around with fun flavour combinations. This spinach and feta dip is no exception. Just SIX ingredients (plus pepper) and less than five minutes to make. You can’t beat that.

It also doesn’t just have to be used as a dip. It makes a wonderful no-cook pasta sauce, or toss through baby potatoes for a mayo-free potato salad. I also love stuffing it into prosciutto wrapped chicken thighs!


There are only six ingredients that go into this delicious dip, and they’re all easy to find.

  • Feta. For ease, we’ll use a whole block. I really hate having leftover feta because I so often forget about it, so we’re going in with a full block in this recipe. Go for a good quality creamy Greek feta if possible – it’s the primary flavour and base of the dip so you want it to be a good one.
  • Spinach. I find that baby spinach leaves blend up more smoothly and if you can be bothered, tear the stalks off for even easier blending. Don’t worry if you don’t though, it’ll still be delicious.
  • Cream cheese. This helps the texture of the dip to be super creamy, so we’re just going to use a little bit. You could also use a thick Greek yogurt if you don’t like cream cheese.
  • Garlic. The original Lisa’s doesn’t have masses of garlic in it but honestly, garlic makes everything better right?
  • Lemon juice. The lemon cuts through the feta and cream cheese and freshens things up – try to use fresh lemon juice if you can.
  • Olive oil. This loosens up the dip and provides another element of richness.

You’ll also need a food processor or blender to make the dip.

How to make it

This recipe really is as simple as throwing feta, cream cheese, spinach, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and a little pepper into a food processor (or blender) and blitzing until super smooth. I like to crumble the feta block up into larger chunks as I add it, to help things move faster.

After about 2 minutes of blending, you’re done! Give it a little taste and add a little more lemon juice or pepper if you like it zingy. It shouldn’t need salt because the feta is salty enough, but add a little if you like. Smooth onto a serving plate or into a bowl, then drizzle with more olive oil, sprinkle with chilli flakes and top with chopped spinach and basil leaves. Enjoy with pita chips or your favourite crackers (my sourdough crackers would be fabulous with it!)

Got a question?

How long does the dip last?

It will last for 5 days in a covered container in the fridge – it firms up as it sits so just give it a mix before you serve it.

Can I use frozen spinach?

You can! Just make sure you squeeze out all the excess water once you’ve defrosted it, or the dip will be very watery and thin.

How to serve the dip

Did you like this recipe? Here are some of my other favourite dips

If you make this recipe, let me know how you go in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you.

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Spinach and feta dip on a small white plate with pita chips.

Creamy spinach and feta dip (5 minutes)

  • Author: Kate Alexandra
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Six ingredients, five minutes, one incredibly creamy and addictive spinach and feta dip. This is one of my all time favourite dip recipes, for good reason. It’s so quick, super versatile and always popular at parties.



For the spinach and feta dip – 

1 block of feta (200g)

50g cream cheese

2 garlic cloves

2 teaspoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup spinach leaves (roughly a handful)

Grind of black pepper (approximately 2 teaspoons)

To garnish (optional) – 

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves

1 tablespoon chopped spinach leaves

1 teaspoon chilli flakes


  1. Make the dip. Break up the block of feta and add it to the bowl of your food processor or blender along with the cream cheese, 2 garlic cloves, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 cup of spinach leaves and a good grind of black pepper. Blitz for a couple of minutes, until a smooth, creamy dip forms.
  2. Garnish and serve. Transfer the dip onto a serving plate or bowl. Finish by scattering over the chopped basil and spinach leave and teaspoon of chilli flakes, before finishing with a drizzle of olive oil. 


This dip will keep well for 5 days in the fridge in a covered container. It does firm up after being chilled, so just give it a mix before serving. You can mix through a little more olive oil if you like.

I find that the dip doesn’t need salt because feta is salty enough – but you can add a little if you like. Just taste it after blending before you add anything.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: dips
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: mediterranean


  • Serving Size: 3 tablespoons

Keywords: feta dip, whipped feta, spinach dip


I’m Kate, the creator behind Dished. I love creating flavour packed, simple (ish) recipes for you, designed for every day and special occasions.





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