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10 best homemade dips

Whether you fancy a smoky charred tomato dip with golden tortillas, or a classic creamy houmous to dunk warm pitta breads into, these delicious dip recipes are great for a mid-afternoon snack, or a simple shared starter if you have guests over for dinner.

Whipped feta
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Whipped feta

Serve up this wonderfully creamy and garlicky whipped feta dip as part of a Christmas sharing platter. Simply blitz everything together and serve with crisp flatbreads or crackers for an easy festive party snack.

  1. Put the feta, yogurt, garlic, herbs and smoked paprika in the bowl of a small food processor and blend until as smooth as possible.
  2. Store in the fridge until required. To serve, spoon into a dish, drizzle with the oil and dust with a little extra paprika. 

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  • Ingredients
  • 200g feta
  • 4 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil or chives
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil