Tyrokafteri (Spicy Feta Spread)

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"Tyri = cheese, Kafteri = hot, as in spicy. So there you have it, a spicy feta cheese dip or spread. Goes great on an appetizer tray and makes anything dipped in it taste fantastic. A word of caution though - don't use the dried-up feta from the grocery store. Please use a good quality feta from an ethnic deli, or at least a mass produced feta that comes packaged in brine (TJ's or WF are good options). I found this recipe on Elly Says Opa - and believe me, you'll be saying "opa", too!"

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (17.7 g)
  • Calories 44.2
  • Total Fat - 3.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 5.4 mg
  • Sodium - 69.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.2 g
  • Protein - 2.9 g
  • Calcium - 89 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Place the banana peppers directly over a gas flame (or under a broiler), turning often, until blackened spots appear on all sides. Place in a bowl and cover with a clean towel until cook enough to handle. Peel, seed, and remove the stems from the peppers; then, chop them.

Step 2

Add the peppers, feta, Greek yogurt, and cider vinegar to the bowl of a food processor and processes until fairly smooth.

Step 3

Slowly stream in the oil, while continuing to pulse. You may need more or less, depending on your desired consistency.

Step 4

Season with salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Tips & Variations

  • Food processor



This spread is quite tasty! The banana peppers makes for a great addition and one that I will use in other spreads. We had it as a sauce to accompany gyro steaks. To the finished product I sprinkled some fruity olive oil which made it extra yum! I also added a good black pepper grind. Thank you JostLori for sharing. Made it for CQ3-Greece, 2016.

review by:
(21 Aug 2016)


This is awesome stuff. I didn't think these ingredients would come together smoothly, but they did. Very tasty.

review by:
(20 Aug 2016)


I have never had this spicy dip, but have seen it on menus. I really enjoyed it. I had to sub hot sauce, since I was making this on the fly. Using a good block feta and good olive oil really give it a great flavor. There are few ingredients, yet it has a lot of complexity - definitely recommended.

review by:
(15 Apr 2015)