Whipped Feta and Rata Honey Dip

Rata Feta Dip

Author: Stacy Karen

This delicious dip pairs salty feta with sweet, creamy Rata honey to create a unique appetizer. Besides being incredibly tasty, this dip is quick and easy to prepare, and takes mere minutes to make. 

Serve this whipped feta and honey dip with pita bread, chips, crackers, or veggies. It’s a great addition to a charcuterie board

Rata honey is the perfect match to feta cheese in this recipe. This creamy, mild honey balances the strong flavors of feta to produce a dip that’s light, with sweet and salty undertones. If you enjoy sweet and savory combinations, you will love this dip! 

  

Rata honey

You might be surprised how easily you could eat a whole 8-ounces of feta cheese when it’s combined with rata honey! 

Rata honey is sourced from bees which pollinate the bright-red flowers of Rata trees. These trees are native to New Zealand and only flower sporadically, so Rata honey is quite special and rare. 

This unique honey elevates just about any dish that calls for honey. It is light in color, has a mild, floral taste, and can be spread on toast and scones, or added to dips, sauces, energy balls, and more. Our rata honey is raw which means it has been processed less than conventional honeys, has not been stirred for long periods, or heated above normal hive temperature (approx. 35℃). This allows the honey to retain more micronutrients and remain high in healthy enzymes. So, adding rata to your feta dip is not just delicious, it’s healthy too!  

Learn more about Rata honey here

You will need a food processor to make this whipped feta and honey dip; it will transform crumbly feta into a creamy, dippable, treat! A high power food blender could work as well.  

Lastly, whipped feta and honey dip is finished with a light addition of Fine New Zealand Sea Salt. Since the feta is already quite salty, you won’t need much. Be sure to use high quality salt though as it imparts important minerals you won’t easily find anywhere else.  

Delightful as is, this dip can be adapted to suit a more sweet or savory taste as desired. To change it up feel free to incorporate a teaspoon of minced garlic, your favorite herbs, or a sprinkling of Mesquite Smoked Pacific Sea Salt or Chipotle BBQ Pacific Sea Salt. A few chopped pistachios or pecans are also a nice addition. You can even add a few blueberries! The following is truly a great base recipe to build upon. 

Whipped Feta and Rata Honey Dip

 Ingredients

Directions

Break the feta into large chunks and place in a food processor. Add the rata honey.  

 

Rata Feta Dip

Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until creamy. 

Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and blend again until well combined. 

 

Rata Feta Dip

Taste to see if dip is to your liking. Add more salt if desired. Once the flavor and consistency are right, place in a bowl and refrigerate.

Whipped Feta and Rata Honey Dip

When ready to serve, drizzle with honey. Serve with crackers, warmed pita bread, crostini, and/or vegetables. 

Author: Stacy Karen

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