This three ingredient savory dip is delightful with chopped vegetables or crackers. Decorate the Buddha's Hand to make it even spookier for Halloween!
Disclosure: Melissa's Produce sent me the Buddha's Hand Citron to play with.
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While I was exploring Cookistry I found oodles of Halloween treats. From Donna's interview with Nadia G filled with spooky party treats, to her Chocolate Bats, Coffin Cookies, Cuddly Monster Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes, and GingerBoo House--Donna has a bountiful spread of Halloween goodies here.
I'm going to add another one!
When Melissa's Produce sent me a box of #FreakyFruits last year I was amazed at the weirdness of nature and inspired in the kitchen. The Buddha's Hand citron looked like a suitably spooky item to use for an upcoming Halloween party.
Since I'm always looking for more Awesome Veggie Apps and Snacks (for my Pinterest boards) I wanted a savory appetizer. I thought of the lemon feta dip that my mom discovered at my local grocery store and decided to try my own version. Since there are only 3 ingredients it's easy to play around and add more yogurt if you want a creamier dip, or more feta if you're looking for a saltier tang. This is a little thinner than the store's version and we like it a lot.
Note: we particularly like this dip with Wheat Thins because the slightly sweet cracker is a nice combination with the tangy feta. It's also good with sliced veggies and pretzels.
Buddha's Hand Citron Feta Yogurt Dip
- zest from 1 Buddha's Hand citron (or lemon)
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 cup plain yogurt (I prefer a thick Greek style yogurt)
- dippers (see Note above)
- If you're planning to display the top half of the Buddha's Hand in the center of your dip, cut the citron in half and zest only the base. You'll need about 2 to 3 tablespoons of zest.
- Combine the zest, feta and yogurt in a food processor, pulsing until well-blended.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours.
- Taste, and see if you'd like a creamier dip (add more yogurt) or more feta.
- Add the upper part of the Buddha's Hand just before serving.
Disclosure--Melissa's Produce sent me the Buddha's Hand Citron along with a bunch of other #FreakyFruits.