I have no idea how to say “Htipiti.” So let’s just call this Feta Pepperoncini Dip. Or heck, just Feta Dip is fine. I mean really, do I have any other feta dips? And quite honestly, pepperoncini is no easier to say or write than Htipiti.
But first I would like to talk about a couple of things. Lets take a closer look at the little bowl that the dip is in. Does anyone recognize it? Does it bring back wonderful memories of your childhood? It does for me – its vintage Pyrex! I love this stuff so much and I have wanted to get some for the longest time and last weekend I found a set at a garage sale for 8 dollars and I was so excited! My mom had some that was brown and gold. I am going to try to post the pictures of the other bowls as well, but it depends on whether I feel like uploading them from my camera in the AM – he he. The other two are a mossy green and they match my kitchen I looked the bowls up on eBay last night and just one of them was going for 24 dollars….score! I can talk a lot about some of the great finds I get at garage sales on the blog. You will be amazed…my husband always is..I think:-) Actually when I talk about it in public I think he wants to run and hide.
And hey, I do the rest of my shopping at Nordies so don’t judge me on the garage sales alone:-).
So that gives me a great segue into something that I am going to do on the blog. Once a month starting sometime in July I am going to give away some treasure that I find at garage sales to one commenter on my blog. I am going to call it Garage Sale Giveaways. It will be something really good, I promise you…and I might even give the winner a choice of prizes. It might be an almost new Le Creuset dutch oven (not kidding you, I paid a dollar for it and they retail for 200 something,) or a beautiful pottery tea kettle that I just really haven’t used, but it was too nice to not buy. I have no idea what the prizes will end up being, but stay tuned – I think this will be a really fun feature on the blog. You can live anywhere to claim your prize. I will mail it to you if you aren’t local (although I have no idea how to mail anything larger than a letter. How much are stamps these days, anyways – 32 cents?)
On to this dip. We loved it and I adapted it from the original recipe in Southern Living because I just wanted it creamier, so I added the Greek yogurt. We ate it with tortilla chips (yes, I know those are Mexican,) and I thought I made a lot but it’s gone now. The next night I roasted up some Greek chicken thighs and some tomatoes, peppers and onions and we made wraps with the sauce. So good! A great spicy dip for the 4th and definitely one to add to the party rotation!
Htipiti – Feta Pepperoncini Dip
2 teaspoon chopped pepperoncinis
2 garlic cloves
8 oz. Feta cheese – crumbled
1/2 c Greek yogurt
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Place peppers and garlic cloves in food processor and pulse 5-6 times until finely minced. Add remaining ingredients and pulse 6-8 more times or until desired consistency is achieved. You may like yours a bit more chunky, but I liked it nice and smooth.