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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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Love this whipped honey feta!! I used it as a dip for veggies and crackers and also spread it on flatbread with pesto and mozzarella. So good!!
Awesome! So glad you have been enjoying the feta, it’s my fave! Have a great Monday! xx
I made this for book group and served it with crostini. It looks fancy, but is fairly easy to prepare. It was delicious and everyone asked for the recipe. Will definitely make again.
Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe, I’m so glad it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend:)
This was amazing. So easy to make so taste great. Thank you so much.
Happy Monday!!🌞 Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx
how far ahead can you make the feta? a day ahead?
Sure, a day in advance should be just fine for you to do:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx
This is the easiest appetizer you will ever make and it is SOOO delicious. I made twice what I thought I would need and it all got eaten. I was looking for a lighter version, so I swapped the cream cheese for greek yogurt and it was still amazing.
Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xT
Insanely delicious!!! Yet another recipe that hits it out of the park! Your recipes are incredible and never disappoint. I don’t know how you do it!
Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and your comment, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Thanks so much for your kind message! xT
My friend introduced me to the recipe and asked me to make it for her. I’ve been making it for every gathering since. It’s so so good. I don’t even measure anymore. Just eye it and make to taste. It’s so delicious!!!!
Happy Friday!!⛄️❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe so often and sharing your review, so glad to hear it always turns out well for you! xT
Hi! At what point do you add the honey? And assuming you blend the cream cheese with the feta? I think the recipe is missing a few steps….
Step 2: combine all of the ingredients….the feta, cream cheese, honey, and black pepper….in a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT
Oh my goodness was this incredible. Perhaps the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten. Specifically the whipped feta because I don’t like olives (but my husband and his father said those were amazing, too). I’ve never had whipped feta before and I can’t believe it. My honey was crystallized so I added a splash of rosemary infused olive oil and the creamy dip turned out sublime. Really just can’t believe how good it was!
Thanks so much Meredith!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a try! xT
This recipe, Honey whipped Feta with olives, and crostini, will be on our menu every Christmas Eve and any entertaining menu between. Delicious! The leftovers warmed up in the microwave the next day were even better. Tiegan, I have yet to make one of your recipes that hasn’t been five stars.
Happy Holidays!!☃️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Thanks for trying so many recipes! xT