Herby Feta Dip with Fresh Mint and Cilantro

Inspired by an appetizer I once had of feta cheese marinated in cumin, coriander and red pepper flakes, this dip is herby, spicy, savory and creamy. Great on burgers, eggs and anything accompanied by black olives.

Herby Feta Dip with Fresh Mint and Cilantro
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Serves: 1 cup
  • ½ pound feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½- ¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  1. Place the feta and yogurt in a small bowl and mash with a fork until combined but still slightly chunky. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl, cover and refrigerate or serve immediately garnished with orange zest.

Serve with black olives and a baguette or pita triangles.