Creamy Feta Dressing

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This tangy creamy feta dressing is basically a “drizzle-able” version of my popular creamy whipped feta dip. It’s excellent over any combination of heirloom tomatoes, bell peppers, cukes, olives, fresh herbs, and (yes) more feta.

creamy feta dressing

In making salads that the whole family embraces, I find that creamy salad dressings go a long way. My kids love buttermilk ranch and Caesar, and every time I make this creamy feta dressing, my normally salad-averse husband suggests that I bottle it up and sell it. (He would love to retire and play golf every day, so he has lots of great ideas for me 😉.)

A little tangy, a little salty, and a whole lot delicious, this dressing is basically a “drizzle-able” version of my popular creamy whipped feta dip. It’s excellent over any combination of tomatoes, bell peppers, cukes, olives, fresh herbs, and (yes) more feta.

What you’ll need to make Creamy Feta Dressing

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How To Make Creamy Feta Dressing

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor fitted with the steel blade.

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Process until well-blended and creamy.

blended ingredients in food processor

Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

how to make creamy feta dressing

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Creamy Feta Dressing

This tangy creamy feta dressing is basically a “drizzle-able” version of my popular creamy whipped feta dip. It’s excellent over any combination of heirloom tomatoes, bell peppers, cukes, olives, fresh herbs, and (yes) more feta.

Servings: Makes about 1-3/4 cups
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's or Duke's
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons milk (skim, low fat or whole)
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until well-blended and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.
  2. Make Ahead: This dressing will keep nicely in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. However, it will thicken up quite a bit in the fridge; before serving, whisk well then add a bit of milk, little by little, to thin to desired consistency.

Nutrition Information

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  • Serving size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 214
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Saturated fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Sodium: 328 mg
  • Cholesterol: 37 mg

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Reviews & Comments

  • Wowww!! This was so simple to make and I whipped it up in less than 5 minutes. Sooo delicious. I’m going to make this dressing from now on. Thank you!!!

    • — Carla Galletti on August 9, 2019
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  • Wow, wow, wow! We had bought some creamy feta but neither of us liked the texture or the blandness, so we were going to toss it this morning. The sour cream was also close to expiration, so it was also headed for the compost bin. But before hubby could throw them out, I searched for a recipe to try and rescue at least the feta. This recipe uses both, and is so quick to make…and is absolutely amazing! I’m 64 years old and have been trying various dip/salad dressing recipes for many years, trying to find “the one”, but none ever came close to this one. Hubby loves it so much we’re changing our entire supper menu so we can use this tonight. Thank you!!

    • — Sharon M on July 20, 2019
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    • I forgot to mention that we didn’t have any dill so had to substitute fresh basil from our herb garden. I tossed in a bit of fresh oregano too to go with the dried oregano. Amazing!!

      • — Sharon M. on July 20, 2019
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  • Hello Jenn! I am a HUGE fan of your site. I have made many of your recipes and have loved each and every one.
    I am growing lots of fresh herbs this summer and am trying to get more practiced at using them- could I use fresh oregano instead of dried in this recipe? Thanks:)

    • — Liz on July 16, 2019
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    • Sure, Liz – just go easy because sometimes fresh oregano can be bitter. Glad you like the recipes!

      • — Jenn on July 16, 2019
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  • I was trying to justify drinking this with a straw. My gracious it is delicious. Another 10 from Jenn :-). Thank you for all the inspiration. I would be entirely lost with out you.

    • — Mary M. on July 10, 2019
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    • 💕

      • — Jenn on July 10, 2019
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  • This dressing was fabulous! Added 2 tbsp of finely chopped fresh mint and subbed heavy cream for the milk. It is a keeper!

    • — Adriana Gutierrez on April 18, 2019
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  • We loved this dressing! I used a pinch of dry dill as I did not have fresh- but will try fresh dill next time. Must let sit for awhile to meld flavors. Thanks !

    • — SHARON CUMMINGS on April 18, 2019
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  • Delicious and easy creamy salad dressing. I use yogurt, instead of cream, and is great.

    • — Catherine France on December 21, 2018
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  • How long will this dressing keep in the refrigerator?

    • — Ayesha on December 6, 2018
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    • Hi Ayesha, This dressing will keep nicely in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. However, it will thicken up quite a bit in the fridge; before serving, whisk well then add a bit of milk, little by little, to thin to desired consistency.

      • — Jenn on December 6, 2018
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  • Can I use a substitute for the mayo? I’d like to avoid the soybean oil that most mayos are made of.

    • — Ayesha on December 6, 2018
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    • Hi Ayeshia, I do think this is best with the mayo included. That said, you could replace the mayo with more sour cream. If you do, I’d cut back on the feta as using all sour cream will make the dressing a lot tangier. Hope that helps! 🙂

      • — Jenn on December 6, 2018
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      • How about a mayo made without soybean oil, like avo mayo?

        • — BARBARA on February 17, 2019
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    • Make your own mayo – with an immersion blender and light olive oil. It takes 30 seconds.

      • — Adriana Gutierrez on April 18, 2019
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  • I order creamy feta dressing at a local Italian restaurant because the flavor is so good, but it is usually over-salted for my taste. Jenn, your recipe is perfection!

    • — Janet on November 30, 2018
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  • What salad recipe is this dressing for? Would love to make the one in your photo please. Thanks Jenn

    • — Maria on November 25, 2018
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    • Hi Maria, The salad isn’t based on a recipe – it’s just a mix of cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, red onions, and fresh herbs. It’s delicious over any combination of those ingredients. 🙂

      • — Jenn on November 26, 2018
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  • This is absolutely delicious. Normally I add extra garlic to most recipes, but this one does not need it. I actually use a little less garlic because it can overwhelm the other flavors. This is also great as a dip with vegetables. Always gets rave reviews. Thank you!

    • — Katy on October 28, 2018
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  • This is great. Do you have a recipe for the salad pictured? Many thanks.

    • — Nia on August 20, 2018
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    • Hi Nia, Glad you like it! The salad isn’t based on a recipe – it’s just a combination of tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, red onions, and some fresh herbs.

      • — Jenn on August 21, 2018
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  • Delish and so easy! The only substitution I made was half a tsp of dried dill because I didn’t have fresh on hand.

    • — Sabrina Juggernauth on August 7, 2018
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    • I have started keeping dill in the freezer. It is so much better than dried!

      • — Adriana Gutierrez on April 18, 2019
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  • I just made this. Tastes absolutely wonderful! 🙂
    Thanks Jenn!!

    • — ashley on July 17, 2018
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  • Followed recipe exactly except used fresh oregano from my herb garden. This is absolutely outstanding. Every meal I have cooked this week has been a Once Upon a Chef original! Monday was your beet salad from the cookbook, Tuesday was your shrimp tacos, Wednesday was Peruvian chicken and tonight is this salad! Thank you for inspiring so many people to cook!

    • — Erin on July 12, 2018
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    • Oh, and I made your pickles from the cookbook which are ridiculously good!

      • — Erin on July 12, 2018
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    • 🙂

      • — Jenn on July 12, 2018
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  • Wow…fantastic! I just served this dressing on a fresh salad and topped with grilled, sliced steak and it was amazing. I found that the recipe was too thick for my liking, so I did add additional water, in increments–probably about 1/3 cup, and so then added a little additional salt and dill. Definitely something that will be in my summer repertoire!

    • — Jayne on July 11, 2018
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  • This is a very tasty and addictive dressing. I hold the dill, add bit more Greek oregano, a splash of lemon juice and a splash of Red Wine Vinegar and a good splash of Extra virgin olive oil. I also use a couple ounces more Feta, divided, and added at three different points in the blending process so that there are layers of Feta flavor and texture. The final addition mashed with a fork and is pulsed just enough to mix. Favorite way to serve this is as a dip for thick slabs of Idaho potatoes, quickly deep fried until crispy golden, drained well and dusted lightly with sea salt. Oh my goodness!

    • — Elise Lutrick on July 2, 2018
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  • I thought the creamy whipped feta dip was wonderful. This takes things to another level. It is now a staple in my fridge.

    • — Trish on June 28, 2018
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  • This dressing is so delicious! The flavor is kind of somewhere between ranch and caesar. I made it for our dinner tomorrow, but couldn’t resist dipping some veggies in it tonight!

    • — Katie R. on June 25, 2018
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  • I don’t know how you do it, Jenn – A new cookbook (which we are loving, BTW!), a cookbook tour schedule and yet the great new recipes keep coming! This dressing is so delicious. We had a buffet style dinner: chicken meatballs, pita bread and served the dressing with a big romaine salad and toppings on the side (garbanzo beans, yellow and orange bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, cukes) so everyone could customize their own salad. The dressing was a big hit and our guests were dipping their pita bread and meatballs, too. I had made this a couple of hours before dinner and it thickened up a bit. To loosen it up, I stirred in a tablespoon of white wine vinegar as another reviewer suggested. Awesome!

    • — Liesel on June 21, 2018
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    • ☺️

      • — Jenn on June 21, 2018
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  • This was perfectly delicious! I’ve been using your Ceasar dressing for a while now and had faith that this would be as yummy, and it was. Thanks for a new favourite.

    • — Susan Harris on June 20, 2018
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  • Can’t wait to try this (and the dip). How long will this store in the refrigerator?

    • — Jill on June 19, 2018
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    • Hi Jill, this will keep nicely in the fridge for up to 4 days. Hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on June 20, 2018
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  • This is a very tasty dressing/dip; perfect with summer’s produce bounty. I grow basil and oregano so I added some of those herbs with the dill. I used this on a mixed salad but it would probably be excellent in a macaroni salad too or even a sauce for grilled lamb. Thanks Jenn!

    • — Karen Gaylin on June 19, 2018
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  • I love this. I leave dill out for the family member who doesn’t like dill and add white wine vinegar instead of milk to loosen it up because we like things tangy. Thanks for this recipe.

    • — Mary on June 19, 2018
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  • As a reminder, Jenn… in the west coast we don’t have Hellman’s or Duke’s mayo. The same product is branded here as Best Foods! Can’t wait to make this!

    • — Robin on June 19, 2018
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    • Good to know, Robin (and I’m sure your fellow readers on the West coast appreciate the heads up). Hope you enjoy the dressing!

      • — Jenn on June 19, 2018
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    • Well, that’s a bit odd, I too live on the west coast but have at the moment, Hellman’s real mayo and Hellman’s vegan mayo in my fridge.

      That said, we also love this recipe!

      • — Joycelyn on June 19, 2018
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      • I live in Northern California and I’ve never seen Hellman’s or Duke’s brand at any of the supermarkets in my area either. Can’t wait to try this recipe this weekend!

        • — Nancy A on June 20, 2018
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    • Hi Jenn, do you think I could substitute Greek yogurt instead of the mayo ?

      • — Kim K on April 16, 2019
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      • Sure, Kim – just keep in mind that it will be quite tangy.

        • — Jenn on April 16, 2019
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  • Hi Jen! Can you substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream in this recipe?

    • — Alice on June 19, 2018
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    • Yep- hope you enjoy!

      • — Jenn on June 22, 2018
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  • Can you swap Greek yogurt for the sour cream? Light mayo for Hellman’s?

    • — Adele on June 19, 2018
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    • Yes and yes 🙂

      • — Jenn on June 22, 2018
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