Creamy, cheesy, spicy, and so satisfying. That's right; we are talking about tirokafteri (Τυροκαυτερή)- a Greek spicy feta dip.
A proper Greek table is incomplete without tirokafteri. This is the second most iconic Greek dip (after tzatziki, obviously).
Creamy, cheesy, and spicy, it includes the cornerstone ingredient of Greek cuisine: feta cheese. Many add several types of cheese to their tirokafteri, such as manouri, mizithra and anthotyro.
Others prefer it runny by adding some Greek yogurt or buttermilk. In northern Greece, it’s a trendy ingredient in souvlaki (pita wraps).
It is a trendy appetizer, and personally, I love eating it with fresh, crusty bread and meat dishes (especially souvlakia).
Follow our straightforward recipe here:
- 500g of feta
- Two tablespoons of Greek yogurt
- Two tablespoons of olive oil
- One tablespoon of white wine vinegar
- Two red peppers
- Olives (for decoration)
- Preheat oven to 200 °C.
- Place the red peppers in an oven dish and put them into the oven for 10-15 minutes. When the skin of the peppers starts to blister, remove the word from the oven. Allow the peppers to cool down.
- Carefully remove the skin from the peppers and cut them into small pieces.
- Crumble the feta into a food processor.
- Add the peppers, yogurt, olive oil and vinegar. Blend everything until smooth and creamy.
- Let it sit in the refrigerator for about an hour.
- Serve the tirokafteri on a flat dish and add olives and oregano to decorate.
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