Wednesday, June 11, 2014



I’m a girl who likes the simple things in life, and who likes when life is simple.  

I have friends that aren’t happy unless they’re on the go from dawn ‘til dusk.  Even on vacation they have to be busy.  They don’t understand the folks that can just lie on the beach for a week and do nothing!

I don’t do complicated or busy very well and I love to lie around on a beach and do nothing except may be dawn a mask and snorkel, or collect sea shells.

Any hoo…When life seems to get too busy for me, I make this simple Fabulous Feta Spread, which doubles as a dip, and at times even a pasta sauce!  
For dinner serve Fabulous Feta spread on some good bread alongside of Chick Pea & Spinach Salad.

Dip your favorite veggies into it and call it Fabulous Feta Dip. 
Spread it on some toasted bread and top with tomato slices and balsamic glaze for an appetizer; or with halved strawberries and honey for an appetizer or a dessert.
Toss it into some hot pasta and add some spinach, cherry tomatoes and olives, and serve the pasta hot for dinner, or cold as a pasta salad.

Truth be told, I make a larger batch and use it as a bread spread for dinner one night, and then toss it in to pasta the next night’s dinner, making my life so simple!

Here’s what you do.

To the bowl of a food processor (I used my mini-prep) crumble in some feta cheese, plain Greek yogurt, the zest of a lemon, a touch of honey and lots of black pepper.

The honey and the lemon zest just help to mellow out the feta cheese. 

I love Target's Simply Balanced line of organic products, they're affordable and delish, and this honey has a lovey floral flavor.

Pulse the mixture until smooth and then toss in some chopped parsley.

Pulse just a few more times, until combined.

The mixture will seems a little loose, just refrigerate it for 30 minutes or even longer if you have the time and it will thicken up.

I like to spread Fabulous Feta Spread on some ciabatta bread and serve it with a salad.
It's also mighty tasty with some halved strawberries and a drizzle of honey to have as an appetizer or a dessert.


Makes about 1 ½ cups

1-8           oz. block               Feta cheese
½             cup                     Plain Greek yogurt
2              tsp.                      Milk
2              tsp.                      Honey
1                                         Lemon, zest only
½             cup                      Fresh parsley, chopped
                                          Black pepper to taste

1.  Break the feta cheese into crumbles and add it to the bowl of a food processor (I used a mini processor).
2.  Also add the Greek yogurt, milk, honey, lemon zest, and some black pepper to the food processor.  Pulse until the mixture is smooth.  Add the chopped parsley and pulse just a few more times to incorporate.  Taste for seasoning and add more black pepper if needed.
3.  Pour the mixture into a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, this allows the Feta Spread/Dip to thicken.

Use Feta Spread on toasted Ciabatta bread or baguette and enjoy.  If you like top that with sliced tomatoes and balsamic glaze, or fresh sliced strawberries and honey. 

For a dip, just cut up your favorite vegetables and serve.

Feta Dip or Spread is also great to toss into hot pasta, with fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, and olives; which can be served hot, or cold as a pasta salad!

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Quick & Easy Homemade Hummus
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  1. Yum Kari! I could eat this for dinner with a glass of wine. I miss the simple days and in my dreams I live in a little cottage in the woods with a fabulous kitchen (with perfect natural light of course). I could bake everyday and sit on the front porch with my silly pets. I long for it!

    1. I love your dream Tricia! Mine is similar, except that I have a mini farm and a wonderful garden.

  2. This is my kind of dip, Kari. They would go great with some veggies too.

  3. Love the easiness and versatility of this spread.
    Simple is always the best and in combination with strawberries and honey...
    I know what I'm going to have for breakfast on Sunday :)