Easy To Make Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Dip (Htipiti)

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Htipiti is a Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Dip from Greece. So easy to make using store-bought roasted peppers, Feta, and red pepper flakes. You can choose to serve it with crudites, pita bread, or crackers. Alternatively, it is the ideal addition to a Mediterranean meze platter.

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Dip

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading all the way through for any tips or substitute suggestions, to ensure that you have any specialized ingredients and equipment required and that you understand the steps and timings involved.

This spicy roasted red pepper and Feta dip hails from Greece, and in Greek is called htipiti (pronounced hee-tee-pee-tee). It is also known as tirokafteri or tyrokafteri or tyrokavteri, and like many dishes, it has regional variations.

The classic recipe uses just three ingredients – roasted peppers, salty Feta cheese, and olive oil. We’ve added some red pepper flakes for a spicy kick which is a common ingredient to add. Other additions are sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice, and fresh herbs like oregano or parsley.

This quick and easy Greek dip is a delicious snack or appetizer when served with crunchy vegetables and/or warm pita bread. It is also wonderful as a spread on sandwiches or over roasted potatoes for a decadent treat.





The red pepper and Feta dip is one of the dishes on our Mediterranean Meze Platter.

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip Recipe

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, and pepper, as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen already. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • Fresh ProduceRed Bell Peppers*, Vegetable Crudités (of choice, to serve).
  • Dairy – Feta Cheese,
  • Pita Bread and/or Crackers – to serve
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Roasted Red Peppers *you can make this dip even more quickly by using ready-roasted peppers instead of roasting them yourself.

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip Recipe

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How to Make Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip

Recipe Tips

  • To remove the blackened skin from the roasted peppers, some suggest placing the peppers into a plastic freezer bag. However, some plastic bags can melt from the high temperature. Instead, try placing the hot peppers right out of the oven in a heat-safe bowl, then cover it tightly with foil or a plate to seal in the steam.
  • Although it is very easy to roast your own red bell peppers, you can save some time by using the jarred variety instead.
  • Feta is easier to process at room temperature, so remove it from the refrigerator when the peppers go into the oven.

How Do I Make Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Dip?

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip Recipe

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip (Htipiti)

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Htipiti is a Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Dip from Greece and is so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut in half and seeded*
  • 8 oz (225g) block Feta cheese, room temperature and chopped**
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

To serve

  • Chopped red bell pepper and crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish
  • Vegetable crudités
  • Pita and/or crackers (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 230°C/450°F/Gas 8. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking sheet.
  2. Arrange the red pepper halves cut side down on the prepared baking sheet and place in the hot oven. Roast for 30-35 minutes or until the skin starts to turn black and blister. Remove from oven and carefully transfer the hot pepper halves to a heat-safe bowl and cover tightly with foil or a plate.
  3. Once cool enough to handle, gently remove the blackened skin from the pepper under running water.
  4. Transfer the roasted red peppers to a food processor and add the chopped Feta cheese, red pepper flakes, and olive oil. Pulse until mostly smooth, with just a few chunks of Feta remaining. Taste and season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and pulse to combine.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with some chopped red pepper and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.
  6. Serve immediately with choice of vegetable crudités and/or pita or crackers. Enjoy!

    Spicy Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip Recipe

Notes

*Although it is very easy to roast your own red bell peppers, you can save some time by using the jarred variety instead.

**Feta is easier to process at room temperature, so remove it from the refrigerator when the peppers go into the oven.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

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