Heading to a barbecue on the Fourth of July? Not really feeling like cooking? I have the perfect recipe for you! This festive whipped feta with tomatoes and blue corn chips is an easy appetizer for the 4th of July. No cooking is involved, you just need to mix up the whipped feta and assemble the ingredients to form a flag. And the end result is so cute it is bound to impress your friends and family.
Obviously, this is a cutesy recipe that feeds into American’s desire to turn our food into our flag. But! This is recipe is actually really good too. I loved the flavor combination of the whipped feta and the tomatoes. I would certainly serve this recipe year round – I just wouldn’t go through the effort of making an American flag. I would pour the feta into a bowl and add tomatoes on top. The fresh taste of the tomatoes give this dip a bold summery flavor.
Feta isn’t my favorite cheese, but I do love whipped feta. It reduces the saltiness of the cheese and gives it a more satisfying smooth creamy texture. I couldn’t stop eating this dip… it was half gone by the time my husband came home!
The preparation time for this appetizer is just about 20 minutes… and most of that time was spent assembling the American flag so that it looked as accurate as possible. This recipe serves 4-6 people but can easily be doubled without adding extra prepatation time.
Yields 4-6 servings
20 minPrep Time
20 minTotal Time
- 8 ounces Feta Cheese
- 1/3 cup Whipped Cream Cheese
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- a dash of Black Pepper
- 1 cup Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
- Combine the feta, whipped cream cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and black pepper in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, or a food processor. Mix for 2-3 minutes on medium, until smooth. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
- Chop the tomatoes. Then use spatula to spread the whipped feta onto a platter. Make a rectangle with a square missing for the chips.
- Arrange the tomatoes to make stripes. Add corn chips and serve.
Do you have plans for Independence Day? We are heading to New Orleans to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary (you can follow along on instagram). I hope you have a great Independence Day – or Canada Day to my Canadian friends (good luck making a maple leaf out of tomatoes)!
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