Feta cheese is a cheese that I started cooking with about four years ago, and I have never been disappointed by it. I was watching Boy Meets Grill a couple of years ago and Bobby Flay was making this dip. I knew I was going to love it. The combination of the grilled green onions, feta, garlic, and lemon zest is so refreshing.
A note of caution: This is very garlicy, so if you are planning on kissing someone later in the night, you have two options: 1. Decrease the amount of garlic in the recipe or 2. have that special someone eat the dip also. Two garlics balance each other out!
Instead of the grilled pitas, I slice up a French baguette and toast it with extra-virgin olive oil drizzled over it.
Feta Cheese and Green Onion Dip with Olive Oil and Lemon with Grilled Pita
Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay
12 green onions, green part only, grilled and chopped, plus additional thinly sliced green onions, for garnish
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for grilling pitas
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons finely chopped lemon zest
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 pound feta cheese, crumbled
8 pocketless pitas
Place grilled green onions, oil, lemon juice, and zest in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the feta and garlic and process until combined and smooth. Scrape the mixture into a bowl and garnish with the additional sliced green onions.
Heat grill to high. Brush the pitas with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Grill for 1 minute per side or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the grill and cut each pita into eighths. Serve with the feta dip.