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not quite tyrokafteri

Recipe by
Lori L (JostLori)
San Diego

We love Tyrokafteri, especially the spicy one. This recipe came about when I came up short on the amount of feta for the traditional one. I love Bulgarian feta better than Greek, as it has a much creamier texture and blends so well with the cream cheese.

yield 1 cup(s)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For not quite tyrokafteri

  • 4 oz
    feta cheese
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1 Tbsp
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove
    garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp
    Greek oregano
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried dill
  • 1/8 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon zest, optional

How To Make not quite tyrokafteri

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients until smooth using a fork to mash everything together.
  • 2
    If needed, add more yogurt or olive oil A LITTLE AT A TIME to achieve your desired consistency. Too much olive oil can alter the taste. Too much yogurt can dilute the flavor of the feta. It should be spreadable but not thin.
  • 3
    Serve with pita chips or cucumber slices. You can make it look pretty by topping it with chopped Kalamata olives mixed with a bit of parsley and olive oil.