Greek Yoghurt Feta Dip with Red Onions and Green Chillies








Greek Yoghurt Feta Dip with Red Onions and Green Chillies


The weather is so hot in Sweden right now. Unbelievably hot. So hot that I am looking for any excuse to open the freezer just so I can stick my head in it. The heat makes me crave salads but does anyone else find them a little dull? I always need a nice tangy dressing drizzled over or a thick, creamy dip dolloped beside. Like this Greek yoghurt feta dip stuffed with mild red onions and a sprinkling of green chillies for a little bite.

We rarely have this kind of heat in northern Europe and to unrelentingly span for more than a week is unheard of. I am trying very hard not to complain, though. I’ve spent five months enduring gloomy, depressing weather longing for light and warmth. I just didn’t expect Sahara-like heat to descend on my cold corner of the globe.  

I rarely buy sauces or dips because making something like his Greek yoghurt feta dip is not only beyond simple but they are also so much better for you (and that’s without considering how much more expensive they are to buy).


What is Greek yoghurt?

Simply put, all yoghurt is fermented milk, and this just means that certain bacteria (also known as starter cultures) have been added to the milk. Greek yoghurt and regular yoghurt have the same ingredients but the fermentation process differs. Unlike regular yoghurt, Greek yoghurt is strained, often up to three times, removing most of the liquid. This is why Greek yoghurt is substantially thicker than other yoghurt.

Due to its higher concentration, Greek yoghurt has a more pronounced tang, and is also lusciously creamy. this makes Greek yoghurt a great option for dips, such as this one, and probably the most famous (and delicious) of all Greek yoghurt dips, tzatziki. You can also make your own Greek yoghurt with only a couple of ingredients.


What is feta cheese?

I kept the Greek theme going by adding some feta cheese. Like Greek yoghurt, feta makes a healthier alternative with less fat than regular cheese. Not only is it better for you but its distinct, tangy flavour is just divine. I love feta by itself, on crackers, as a topping for pizza, in pies, and in quick bread.


What can I use instead of Greek yoghurt?

Although Greek yoghurt is the absolute star of this dip, you could use sour cream or regular yoghurt, instead. Other great substitutes are cottage cheese and ricotta cheese, and for those who do not eat dairy, you could use silken tofu.


What goes with this Greek yoghurt feta dip?

I love nothing better than fresh crudités to dip into the creamy gorgeousness. I also like chunky focaccia bread or spicy crackers. This dip also makes a great sauce to accompany marinated grilled chicken or BBQ meat. You can even mix it into a pasta salad and take it on a picnic. The choices are limitless. 


Greek Yoghurt Feta Dip with Red Onions and Green Chillies

There is nothing better than a homemade dip from scratch. This Greek yoghurt feta dip recipe has red onions and chillies and is simple to make.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Greek Yoghurt Feta Dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings (approx)


  • 250g (1 cup) Greek yoghurt
  • 100g (3½ oz) feta cheese
  • ½ red onion (finely chopped)
  • couple of slices green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • In a large bowl add the yoghurt and crumble in the feta.
  • Throw in the onion and chillies along with the other four ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Place in the fridge until ready. Sprinkle a few chopped onions and/or chillies over the top before serving.


I have converted grams to cups/ounces/tablespoons using online converters. Although I have no reason to believe they are inaccurate, please be aware that I have not made the recipe with imperial measurements.
In addition, many ingredients are different in Europe compared to North America. I do all I can to offer possible alternatives and to ensure the best possible outcomes for everyone. However, results cannot always be guaranteed if you have not used the same ingredients, measurements or methods as me.
Lastly, I do everything I can to ensure that my recipes (and instructions) are accurate and easy to follow. However, I am human, and don't always get it right. If you notice anything strange, a mistake, or even a typo, please let me know in the comments. 





Greek Yoghurt and Feta Dip with Red Onions and Green Chillies
Greek Yoghurt Feta Dip with Red Onions and Green Chillies

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