Hummus with Whipped Feta and Chili Oil

Never choose between hummus or whipped feta again! This Hummus with Whipped Feta and Chili Oil is a party-ready dip that features layers of whipped feta cheese and homemade classic hummus. The spicy chili oil on top cuts through the richness and explodes with flavor!

You can end the search! This Hummus with Whipped Feta and Chili Oil has everything you love and desire from a party dip. It’s easy to make, super creamy and rich, a delightful mix of sweet and savory, and can be prepared ahead of time.

Feta hummus dip combines two classic and creamy party dips into one delicious snack. There are three elements total in this simple dip:

  1. An easy homemade hummus
  2. Ultra-creamy whipped feta dip
  3. Chili oil

That’s it! Both the hummus and whipped feta can be made ahead of time so all you have to do is put the layers together and drizzle chili oil over top as soon as your guests arrive. It’s so easy!

Whipped feta hummus on serving platter next to pita and bowl of chili oil.

What is hummus made of?

This classic homemade hummus recipe has a handful of simple ingredients, such as:

  • Canned chickpeas
  • Garlic
  • Tahini
  • Lemon juice
  • Aquafaba (chickpea liquid)
  • Salt

I make my homemade hummus with no oil because there’s plenty of richness in the whipped feta and chili oil. The leftovers make for a light and tasty snack to enjoy on Greek nachos or with pita bread and veggies!

What is whipped feta?

Whipped feta is a Mediterranean-inspired dip or spread made by whipping feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and heavy cream together. The mixture has plenty of air whipped in, leaving you with an irresistibly light and creamy snack.

How to make feta hummus dip

First, make the hummus from scratch: 

Blend the garlic cloves in a food processor or blender until they’re minced. Add the rest of the hummus ingredients and process until smooth. If it’s too thin, add more tahini until it thickens up. Transfer it to a serving bowl.

Next, make the whipped feta:

Add all of the whipped feta ingredients to the empty food processor or blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth and airy. Feel free to add a little more cream if it’s too thick. 

Put it all together!

Spread the whipped feta over the hummus in the serving bowl. Add a drizzle of chili oil on top and enjoy!

Overhead close up of hummus with chili oil.

Serving suggestions:

FAQ

Can you make this ahead of time?

You can! Simply make the hummus and whipped feta a few days before serving and keep them in separate containers in the fridge. Assemble the dip with chili oil when it’s party time!

Should you peel the chickpeas when making hummus?

It’s up to you! Chickpea skins are edible and don’t affect the flavor of the hummus. Blending chickpeas without the skins can sometimes result in a smoother texture but the difference isn’t that noticeable.

Can you make hummus without tahini?

I don’t recommend leaving tahini out of the hummus recipe because it’s a necessary ingredient in authentic hummus. You can leave the tahini out if you can’t find any or replace it with Greek yogurt, but this would be more of a “chickpea puree” than hummus.

What does aquafaba do in hummus?

Aquafaba (or the liquid in a can of chickpeas) will make the hummus super light and fluffy. If you got rid of the chickpea liquid, just replace it with cold water.

How long does homemade hummus last?

Store your hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

How long does whipped feta last?

You can store the leftover whipped feta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Side view of bowl of hummus topped with whipped feta.

Wine pairings for hummus and whipped feta dip:

  • A Dry Riesling has a bright acidity and sweetness that can help balance the rich flavors in this dip.
  • Pinot Noir is always a great choice to pair with classic hummus because of its smooth finish and earthy notes.

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Hands holding bowl of hummus topped with whipped feta & chili oil.

Hummus with Whipped Feta & Chili Oil

Never choose between hummus or whipped feta again! This Hummus with Whipped Feta and Chili Oil is a party-ready dip that features layers of whipped feta cheese and homemade classic hummus. The spicy chili oil on top cuts through the richness and explodes with flavor!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

Hummus:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas (drained (reserve the liquid))
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons chickpea liquid (or water)

Whipped Feta:

  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-3 Tablespoons heavy cream

For Serving:

  • 1 Tablespoon chili oil (or to taste)

Instructions

  • Turn on a food processor or blender and toss in the garlic through the lid. Process until minced.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl.
  • To the now empty food processor or blender, add all of the whipped feta ingredients (start with 1 TSBP cream) and blend until smooth and airy.If you find the mixture too thick, add a bit more heavy cream.
  • Spread this mixture over the hummus.
  • Serve with a drizzle of chili oil and enjoy.
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Equipment

Blender or Food Processor

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg

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