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Leaning into appetizer season here with this quick and delicious Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives. Herby and garlicky, these roasted olives are served over sweet and creamy honey whipped feta cheese. This is the simplest of appetizers, yet so amazingly GOOD. Serve this dish at all of your upcoming fall parties, game days, and even into the holidays. This is the perfect appetizer for all occasions.

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives | halfbakedharvest.com

We all know that when it comes to new recipes, I’m mostly about sharing delicious dinners, or something sweet for dessert. It’s just what I gravitate towards.

That said, I’ve been working to create more appetizer recipes for you guys. And with September here (Happy September!) and the fall entertaining season just ahead, I figured, why not get things started.

Which that brings me to this creamy, sweet, salty, and addicting honey whipped feta. Wow, I didn’t realize how much I would love this dish. But I really do, and I am so excited to share it! Plus, sharing it now will give us plenty of time to make it over and over again. This app is great for upcoming dinner parties, Sunday night football, and of course, the nearing holiday season.

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives | halfbakedharvest.com

This is really easy, let’s start with the olives

You want to start with the olives, which are truly just a simple two-step process.

Gather up a bunch of mixed olives. I usually pick up a few varieties from Whole
Foods for different colors and flavors. Then toss the olives together with really good olive oil, garlic, shallots, lemon, thyme, oregano, and as always, a nice pinch of chili flakes.

Throw everything into the oven to roast for a bit. As the olives roast, everything caramelizes down and you’ll have the aroma of garlic and herbs in the air.

It’s such a nice dish to have in the oven as guests are arriving.

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives | halfbakedharvest.com

Now, whip the the feta

While those olives are roasting, whip up the feta. It’s just feta cheese whipped together with cream cheese (for creaminess), honey, and a pinch of black pepper.

This is easiest to do in a food processor.

What’s great about the feta is that you can make it way in advance and just keep it in the fridge until serving time. I would recommend bringing it back to room temperature before you serve it for the very best flavor.

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives | halfbakedharvest.com

Serve everything up

When the olives have finished roasting, spoon the feta into a shallow bowl. Spoon some of the olives and oil over the feta.

Serve the dip with toasted bread or crackers…something with a little crunch is so nice!

Could not be easier, but don’t let the ease fool you, this recipe is always such a show stopper.

I’m excited to have this on rotation for everything coming up this fall. We all need effortless appetizers to help make entertaining stress-free. Whether it’s just with family, or a group of friends, easy entertaining is always appreciated!

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives | halfbakedharvest.com

 

Looking for other appetizer recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Peach Burrata Crostini with Burst Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Charred Baby Bell Peppers with Burrata

Everything Ranch Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix

Baked Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Lastly, if you make this Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

 

Honey Whipped Feta with Garlic Herb Roasted Olives

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 113 kcal

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Ingredients

Roasted Olives

Honey Whipped Feta

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. In a baking dish, combine the olives, olive oil, garlic, shallot, lemon, thyme, oregano, and a big pinch of chili flakes. Bake 20-25 minutes, until the garlic turns golden and the oil is sizzling.
    2. Meanwhile, whip the feta. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. The feta can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
    3. Spoon the feta into a serving bowl and then top with the warm olives. Serve with bread or crackers.
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  1. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I used a sheeps milk feta, and it whipped up into an amazingly creamy base for the gorgeous olive mixture. I added a few grape tomatoes to the mix. This was spectacular. Thank you Tieghan!

  2. 5 stars
    This was DIVINE. I added some smashed garlic to the roasted olives, rosemary – drizzled a bit more honey to round out the roasted olives in the dish. I want to try this again with goat cheese – just delicious and a showstopper.

    1. Hi Taylor,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for trying it out! I hope you had a great holiday weekend!🎆

  3. Any suggestions for making this recipe ahead? I know it is suggested that you can whip the feta mixture and refrigerate for up to three days.
    If bringing the dip to a party, can I roast the olive mixture, cool and refrigerate and then reheat for the day I plan to serve?

    1. Hey Marian,
      I would probably just make the dip in advance, save the olives for the day of for best flavor:) I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xx