Libyan Cheese Dip

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by love4culinary

This is a popular appetizer served in Libya! Can't remember where I got the recipe!

Top Review by evelynathens

This is a great dip - it did need a bit of an 'edge' and so I added 1 minced garlic clove. The garlic suited it very well.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 lb feta or 14 lb goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt (more if necessary)
  • 12 lemon, juice of
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill or 1 tablespoon fresh fennel, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • olive oil, to taste, for garnish
  • crackers or chips, for serving


  1. Put cheese in a medium bowl and add 3 tablespoons yogurt and lemon juice.
  2. Using back of fork, mash until mix is smooth and creamy.
  3. If you need more yogurt to make smooth, add just a bit more to do so.
  4. Add dill OR fennel and parsley and stir to mix well.
  5. Transfer to small serving bowl, cover with wrap and refrigerate until you are ready to use.
  6. TO serve, drizzle top with a little olive oil.
  7. Prepare a basket of crackers/chips to serve with dip.
  8. You can also serve with crudites.

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