The Sauce: Htipiti Dip – Feta cheese dip with roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes plus pepperoncini and crushed red pepper flakes for heat. It’s a thick, festive traditional Greek dip.
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Helena knows how to say it
Let’s start with how to say Htipiti. I’m not too sure. My Greek friend of a friend named Helena, I already love her name, says that the ‘h’ is an ‘e’ sound and the ‘p’ is an ‘r’ sound. So let me put that together for you, eh-tee-re-tee. But just call it Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip if you like.
The color is as lively as the dip. The roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes are earthy and sweet at the same time. The pepperoncini and crushed red pepper flakes add heat. If you like a mild dip, start with the amounts listed here. If you like some pizazz, add a little more of one or the other, or a bit more of both until you get the zip your looking for. This dip has festive color and flavors. It’s a unique change up option.
Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Htipiti
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 0 Minutes | Yield: 2 Cups | Level: Easy
- 2 cups crumbled feta cheese
- 2 large roasted red peppers packed in oil
- 1 Tbsp roasted red pepper oil
- 4 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp sun-dried tomato oil
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 2 green onion tops, sliced
- 1 pepperoncini pepper
- pinch crushed red pepper flakes
Special Equipment – food processor
1 Place feta, roasted red peppers, red pepper oil from the jar, sun-dried tomatoes, sun-dried tomato oil from the jar, lemon juice, garlic, green onion, pepperoncini pepper and crushed red pepper flakes in the bowl of the food processor. Process until smooth.
1 Taste for desired heat, add more pepperoncini and/or crushed red pepper flakes for more heat and process until smooth. Serve in a bowl right away or chill.
Purchase jars of roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil. Rather than add olive oil, use the oil the vegetables are packed in for this dip.
Grate the garlic right into the processor bowl using a microplane grater.
Serve this dip with pita chips or toasted pita bread wedges.
This dip is a good addition to a mezza platter.
- Omit the sun-dried tomatoes.
- Exchange roasted red peppers in oil with homemade roasted red peppers. Use 1 tablespoon of olive oil for the roasted red pepper oil.
Inspiration – Saucy Cuisine Kitchen
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Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: April 21, 2013