Chunky feta dip with almonds | in my Red Kitchen #glutenfree #snack #feta #recipe

Chunky feta dip with almonds

Chunky feta dip with almonds | in my Red Kitchen #glutenfree #snack #feta #recipe – Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Feta spread met amandelen

It is the start of day 4 of my month without sugars and refined carbohydrates, and it’s going great! In the end I feel much better when I eat real food, so why do I fall in the same traps again every time and I find myself with a donut in one hand and a piece of pizza in my other hand, while I stand in line at the Starbucks to order a grande iced soy latte?

Or well, so to speak…
Since Monday I follow the ‘Pure Food Challenge’, something that I, together with my sister Karen, came up with. It hasn’t been a problem for me to switch to unprocessed foods, once I’ve decided that I should eat healthy again I can easily push that reset button.

Chunky feta dip with almonds | in my Red Kitchen #glutenfree #snack #feta #recipe

In fact, I walked through the grocery store this week, and I was again completely disgusted with all the processed products with added ingredients. Especially the candy aisle with kids choosing fake foods, grossed me out 🙁
While just last week I stood there chosing which candy I would buy to take with me to the picnic on the beach.
And now I read ingredients labels on the automatic pilot before I put a product in my cart, while lately I haven’t even thought about looking at it.

Weird how that goes, eh?

Looking for healthier snacks, I suddenly thought of the chunky feta dip with almonds that I made for New Year’s Eve -oh dear, it’s been 8 (!!!) months ago, wow!- and that everyone liked. I made the feta dip based on ‘Peynir Ezmesi’, a spicy spread made of Turkish white cheese, a recipe I found on the blog of Eslem, a fellow Dutch food blogger who writes a blog called My Mixed Kitchen (Dutch only).

Chunky feta dip with almonds | in my Red Kitchen #glutenfree #snack #feta #recipe

You can use this feta dip served with toast and crackers, but wheat is now a no-go area to me. So this month I eat this as a snack or lunch on some cucumber slices or homemade almond crackers.

The longer you keep this feta dip in the fridge, the better the taste will be of course. I kept mine in a sealed jar in the fridge for at least a week, and right now I’m going to make a new batch!

It’s such an easy and great dip, I really love the chopped almonds that gives it a chunky bite. The sweet roasted garlic gives a perfect flavor to the salty feta.

So go ahead, dip away!

Chunky feta dip with almonds

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 9 oz spread

Serving Size: 4 (as snack)

Chunky feta dip with almonds

An easy and delicious chunky feta dip with almonds, your guests will love it!


  • 8.5 oz feta (full fat)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp roasted garlic*
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • ¼ cup almonds, chopped
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Place the feta in a bowl and break it up using a fork.
  2. Add the olive oil, roasted garlic, tomato paste and chopped almonds and stir to combine.
  3. Add some extra olive oil if you want a creamier texture and add black pepper to taste.


* To roast the garlic:

-Preheat the oven to 375°F.

-Cut out a squared piece of aluminum foil of 10” and brush with some butter.

-Cut off the top off the garlic bulb and fold it in the foil. Lay on a baking sheet and roast for 45-60 minutes in the oven. The garlic will get soft and golden brown

-Unwrap the garlic and let cool off.

-Once cool, push the roasted garlic out of its skin. Mash it with a fork until you have a garlic paste. This will be about one tablespoon.

And while you're at it, why don't you roast some extra garlic bulbs? I always keep a jar of roasted garlic paste in the fridge and I use it for several things, like this Roasted garlic and lentil soup



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