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Spicy Feta Dip

Spicy Feta Dip

Serves 6


1 1/4 cups Greek yogurt, drained in a paper-towel lined sieve for 4 hours
10 ounces feta cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
Imported black olives as a garnish


Place the yogurt, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the feta in a bowl and mash together with a fork to make a smooth paste. Add the garlic, cayenne, paprika, and 1 tablespoon olive oil and mix well. Alternately, this can be pureed in the food processor or blender.

Spread the puree on a serving plate. Drizzle with the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil and garnish with olives.