Tyrokafteri (Spicy Feta Spread)

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Jostlori

Tyri = cheese, Kafteri = hot, as in spicy. So there you have it, a spicy feta cheese dip or spread. Goes great on an appetizer tray and makes anything dipped in it taste fantastic. A word of caution though - don't use the dried-up feta from the grocery store. Please use a good quality feta from an ethnic deli, or at least a mass produced feta that comes packaged in brine (TJ's or WF are good options). I found this recipe on Elly Says Opa - and believe me, you'll be saying "opa", too!

Top Review by evelynathens

My husband loves tyrokafteri, so I made this for him. It really hit the spot. Just enough of a heat kick from the banana pepper. A great meze.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the banana peppers directly over a gas flame (or under a broiler), turning often, until blackened spots appear on all sides. Place in a bowl and cover with a clean towel until cook enough to handle. Peel, seed, and remove the stems from the peppers; then, chop them.
  2. Add the peppers, feta, Greek yogurt, and cider vinegar to the bowl of a food processor and processes until fairly smooth.
  3. Slowly stream in the oil, while continuing to pulse. You may need more or less, depending on your desired consistency.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. NOTE: You can use different types of peppers, just adjust for the degree of spiciness you want.

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