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Autumn Whipped Feta Dip with Apples and Walnuts

Santé Nuts - Whipped Feta Dip with Apples and Walnuts

This sweet and savory feta dip is the perfect seasonal appetizer with warm sautéed apples and crisp walnuts on top! The Candied Walnuts give this creamy dip a toasty crunch for a balanced and satisfying bite. This gluten-free and vegetarian dip comes together in less than 15 minutes — quick and easy for serving a crowd!

Ingredients

Whipped feta

  • 1 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ground pepper

Candied Walnut Apples

  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup, plus more to drizzle
  • pinch chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup Santé Candied Walnuts, roughly chopped

For serving

 

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add the feta cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest and a pinch of ground pepper and pulse until smooth and light. Alternatively you can use a hand mixer to whip these ingredients together.
  2. Scoop the feta into a low, medium-sized bowl and set in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. To prep the apples: melt butter over medium heat in a frying pan and add apples, honey and pinch chili flakes. Cook 5-6 minutes until apples have softened. Add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, cooking 1 minute longer. Set aside to cool.
  4. Remove feta from the fridge and drizzle top with sautéed apples, another drizzle of honey if desired, more chopped walnuts, and chives. Serve with warmed pita slices.

 

Recipe by Food by Maria featuring Santé Candied Walnuts.