Tirokafteri (Pepper & Feta Dip)

One of my husband Basil’s favorite dishes; it’s a little bit spicy (depending on how hot the banana pepper is) yet tamed by the rich and creamy cheese filling. Serve as an appetizer with bread or crackers, or, as the Greeks do, have it with your breakfast.

Ingredients

1 hot banana pepper, grilled
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup crumbled goat feta cheese
1/2 cup olive oil

Materials

Tip:  For extra flavour, blend a peeled and seeded tomato into the cheese filling.

Directions
  1. Set oven to broil.
  2. Remove top of banana pepper, core and seed it, then cut lengthwise into slices. Place on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
  3. Broil on each side until skin is lightly browned (about 2–5 minutes). Remove skin from pepper and discard.
  4. In a food processor, combine the peppers, feta cheese, and olive oil. Blend until a smooth but thick texture is obtained.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Makes 1 1/2 cups.


From the Olive Grove
. Published by Arsenal Pulp Press. copyright © 2010 by Helen and Anastasia Koutalianos. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission of Arsenal Pulp Press.

From the Olive Grove, Arsenal Pulp Press

 
Other recipes you might like
Persian-style lamb shanks with figs Persian-style lamb shanks with figs

Roasting lamb shanks before slowly braising them removes much of the fat and gives a wonderful flavour, which perfectly complements the fragrant vegetable mix here. »

Plum, Beet and Arugula Salad Plum, Beet and Arugula Salad

Combined with the savoury flavours of arugula, beets and crumbly blue cheese, fresh plums offer a juicy sweetness to each bite. »

Coronation Chicken Coronation Chicken

Specially created for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, this curry-flavoured chicken salad with a fruity pilaf makes a lovely summer dish. »

Falafel Pitas Falafel Pitas

Falafel are spicy chickpea cakes. They are a popular street food all over the Middle East. »

Stuffed Mushrooms Stuffed Mushrooms

These mushrooms are filled with a delicious mixture of finely chopped zucchini, spinach and hazelnuts, then topped with grated Parmesan cheese and baked for delicious, hard-to-resist party bites. »

 
Browse all recipes
 

Sympatico Omniture Tag

Ad Tag bigbox

Healthy recipe search

Contests

Shop Best Health

Contests

View all »
Shop Best Health
Best Health Challenge 2014

Best Health Challenge 2014

Enter for a chance to win a monthly prize pack from our Challenge sponsors.

Share your Tips and you could WIN!

Share your Tips and you could WIN!

Enter to win one of three (3) Weetabix® Prize Packs!

Sign-up and you could WIN!

Sign-up and you could WIN!

Enter to win one of three (3) Boiron® Prize Packs!

WIN THE BEST!

WIN THE BEST!

Enter for your chance to be 1 of 4 lucky readers to WIN over $220 in amazing prizes

The Value Village Home Organization

The Value Village Home Organization

Enter for a chance to win a $2,000 Grand Prize.

nbsp;


  • readersdigest
  • selection
  • besthealthmag
  • plaisirssante
  • ourcanada
  • moreourcanada
  • tasteofhome