It’s unclear if I love gyros because I actually love them or if it’s because I can eat all the spicy feta dip I want and not be judged. The Beard must have known that I was getting hangry because he texted me the other night, “want homemade chicken gyros for dinner?” and I audibly said “YES” before actually texting a response. We perused the grocery store and got the basics for a crispy tasty gyro; pita bread, red onions, crunchy lettuce, banana peppers and chicken thighs. Then, we gathered our feta and wandered down the hot sauce aisle until we picked our favorite. Side note, I totally wanted to make homemade pita bread because I found an amazing recipe in my new Bon Appetit cookbook but I didn’t have the time. Like I said, I was already hangry.
This feta dip recipe is simple, foolproof, and you’ll want to eat to eat it on everything. It actually would make a fantastic party dip served with some crostini and maybe warmed up a little bit. Hmm… I think I found my next party appetizer.
We used basic crumbled feta that you can find at any grocery store in that little plastic container. You could also use a big hunk of feta from your favorite cheesemonger, it might have a higher salt content so just be wary of that. I know that we are making Greek food and I’m using Spanish olive oil, oops. As far as the hot sauce goes, we wanted something that would be flavorful and spicy but nothing too thin like a Tabasco. After debating for more than a few minutes, we decided on the basic Louisiana hot sauce.
The fun part about this feta dip is that all you have to do is mix, taste and mix some more. Once you finish it up, pop it in the fridge until you are ready to top your gyro. Then, try not to eat it with a spoon!
- 1 container crumbled feta, 4 oz
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce, like Louisiana
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- a pinch or two of dried parsley
- Mix feta, hot sauce and olive oil together in a bowl.
- Add a pinch or two of parsley and combine.
- Keep covered in fridge until ready to eat.
- Spoon on gyro, fries or straight into mouth.