Whipped Feta Strawberry Crostini

This Whipped Feta Spread is a perfectly savory, salty spread for an appetizer or snack. Top it with strawberries and maybe even some basil and you’ve got a real stunner. 

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Say what? You heard me. Whipped Feta Strawberry Crostini. Okay, so now that I have your attention, you have to make this. I mean, right now.

I first heard about Whipped Feta last year and I cannot believe I waited this long to make it. Cheese is one of my favorite food groups and I love the tang and saltiness of feta…so what was I thinking when I decided to put off making it for nearly a year? Don’t make the same mistake I did.

 These little crostini are so pretty so if nothing tickled your fancy on Wednesday’s list and you need an appetizer idea for Sunday, your mom would totally love these. They’d also be great for a bridal shower, an afternoon tea, or your Friday happy hour snack (hint hint).

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Speaking of which, can you believe it is Friday? Thank goodness. I’m looking forward to a great weekend and I cannot wait to hit the Farmer’s Market for the first time this season on Sunday. With our trip to Charleston last week, we actually missed the first week (sob!) so I have no idea what they’ll have. I am definitely hoping for strawberries….

The strawberries at the market taste nothing like the berries from the grocery store. Seriously, they’re so amazing I force fed them to everyone last year to prove their awesomeness. Nobody complained, trust me.

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Anyways, back to the Whipped Feta Strawberry Crostini…The whipped feta comes together in less than 5 minutes and the ingredients could definitely be kept on hand for a last minute guest. It doesn’t get much easier than this for a totally impressive, homemade, and delectable appetizer or snack.

What are you waiting for?

To begin, add the crumbled feta to the bowl of your stand mixer or food processor. Either will work just fine. I used a block of feta that I freshly crumbled because I thought the moisture content of block feta would be better for this recipe. Using a paddle attachment of your mixer or the S blade of the food processor, blend until the crumbles are smaller.

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Add the softened cream cheese and blend for a few minutes until combined.

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Add the tablespoon of half and half to smooth things out. Beat 3 minutes to give it extra fluffiness. The finished feta dip can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week in an air-tight container.

To make the crostini, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Slice a baguette into your desired thickness.

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Place the slices of bread on a cookie sheet and drizzle each piece lightly with olive oil.

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Bake for 20 minutes or so until the crostini are toasted to your liking.

To assemble, spread a scoop of the whipped feta over a crostini. Place sliced strawberries on top and serve. Or, garnish with basil if you’re using it.

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Seriously…don’t make the same mistake and wait forever to make this.  Whipped Feta Crostini with Strawberries | Bites of Bri

Whipped Feta Strawberry Crostini

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 cup whipped feta

This Whipped Feta Spread is a perfectly savory, salty spread for an appetizer or snack. Top it with strawberries and maybe even some basil and you've got a real stunner.

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • olive oil
  • 8 oz feta cheese, room temperature (preferably in a block vs already crumbled)
  • ¼ cup whipped cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp half and half
  • sliced strawberries for topping
  • basil, optional

Instructions

  1. To begin, add the crumbled feta to the bowl of your stand mixer or food processor. Either will work just fine. I used a block of feta that I freshly crumbled because I thought the moisture content of block feta would be better for this recipe. Using a paddle attachment of your mixer or the S blade of the food processor, blend until the crumbles are smaller.
  2. Add the softened cream cheese and blend for a few minutes until combined.
  3. Add the tablespoon of half and half to smooth things out. Beat 3 minutes to give it extra fluffiness. The finished feta dip can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week in an air-tight container.
  4. To make the crostini, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Slice a baguette into your desired thickness.
  6. Place the slices of bread on a cookie sheet and drizzle each piece lightly with olive oil.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or so until the crostini are toasted to your liking.
  8. To assemble, spread a scoop of the whipped feta over a crostini. Place sliced strawberries on top and serve. Or, garnish with basil if you’re using it.
http://bitesofbri.com/2014/05/whipped-feta-strawberry-crostini/

Feta recipe adapted from How Sweet Eats

Comments

    • Bri says

      Oh my gosh! I hadn’t heard of it either but once I tried it, I realized I was really missing out!

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