Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Whipped Feta and Scallion Dip

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This is just salty and umami ingredients mixed together and you get to take all the credit. The toasted sesame seeds are a buttery underdog here and add great texture. Serve this with crackers or a giant loaf of bread to tear and dunk. Try to buy good-quality soft feta, and you'll get best results if the cheeses are at room temperature when you combine them. I love old-school things like Melba toast on the side here. Get creative!
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, gently whip the feta, mayonnaise and cream cheese at medium speed until smooth and combined, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the sesame seeds, oregano, red pepper flakes and garlic. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the Parmesan, vinegar and scallions. Taste for seasoning. Add salt, if desired.
  2. Spoon the dip into a bowl and garnish with scallions. Serve with seedy crackers and sliced carrots and cucumbers.

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