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Kalamata Olive and Feta Dip with Baked Lemon Pepper Pita Chips for The Lemon Bowl

A Greek yogurt based feta dip full of flavors of the Mediterranean! Perfectly paired with baked lemon pepper seasoned pita chips and fresh veggies – a healthy appetizer for your party spread!

A Greek yogurt based feta dip full of flavors of the Mediterranean! Perfectly paired with baked lemon pepper seasoned pita chips and fresh veggies.

It’s all about you today Liz, SURPRISE!!! I am so so excited to share with you this recipe today in honor of my dear friend Liz of The Lemon Bowl and her soon to be baby boy! A group of bloggers and I are getting together to shower Liz with lots of love, well wishes and of course food…food that is themed around Liz’s all time favorite ingredient – lemon. Thanks so much to Rachel, Kristen and Sheila for hosting this for our friend!!

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I connected with Liz sometime last year through our blogs and I’m so glad we did because I can honestly say she is one of my most dearest friends in my life today. We share a lot in common, including a passion for healthy living and cooking. The more I have gotten to know Liz, the more I felt like I’ve known her 20 years – she’s one of those people that is always positive, down to earth and just great to be around. She’s good people. And…the girl can cook!!! I swear every time I ask her what’s she’s having for dinner I basically drop my plan and end up making the same. We are definitely on the same wavelength when it comes to food.

And apparently babies, since Liz’s little boy is due just a short time after my little boy. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s been an absolute pleasure to be “preggo buddies”ย  the last 9 months. I’m not sure I could have stayed sane without her!

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(Liz and I at Food Blog Forum at Disney earlier this year)

Knowing Liz, and her love of good, healthy food and fresh flavors of the Mediterranean, I put together a dish that I would serve her if she was actually over hanging out with me. This Kalamata Olive and Feta Dip is Greek yogurt based and includes a good pinch of a spice that Liz introduced me to called za’atar. And of course, it has some lemon.

A Greek yogurt based feta dip full of flavors of the Mediterranean! Perfectly paired with baked lemon pepper seasoned pita chips and fresh veggies.

The pita chips I served it with are baked up with some olive oil and lemon pepper seasoning. I got my daughter involved in the preparation of them by having her brush olive oil over the pita triangles and sprinkling the seasoning over each piece before baking up. Brushing olive oil on ingredients has become my daughter’s thing lately, I have not always been great about getting my kids involved in the kitchen so it’s fun to provide my little girl with a go-to job that is helpful and I know she can handle. No dip plate is complete without fresh crunchy veggies (and I think Liz would agree) so sliced radishes and cucumbers joined the party and were the perfect accompaniment for this delicious snack.

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This Kalamata Olive and Feta Dip with Lemon Pepper Pita Chips made for a great munchie during one of our Saturday afternoons watching the Gators play. I can’t wait to make it again!

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Kalamata Olive and Feta Dip with Baked Lemon Pepper Pita Chips for The Lemon Bowl

  • Author: Aggies Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

For the dip:

  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon za’atar
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed or grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • pinch of fresh ground pepper
  • zest from a lemon
  • juice from half of lemon

    For the pita chips:

  • 8 pita rounds, cut into triangles
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • lemon pepper seasoning (I use no salt added)
  • coarse salt (if using no salt added lemon pepper seasoning, omit if there is salt added)

Instructions

  1. To prepare dip, place all of your ingredients into a large bowl and gently combine. Refrigerate an hour or serve immediately. Great with sliced cucumbers, radishes and pita chips.
  2. To prepare pita chips, first preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spread pita triangles in a single layer on two large baking sheets and lightly brush olive oil on both sides of pita triangle. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning and place in oven. Bake until golden and crisp, 10 – 15 minutes.

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Best wishes to you and your sweet family Liz!! I can not wait to meet your little guy! xoxo

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63 comments on “Kalamata Olive and Feta Dip with Baked Lemon Pepper Pita Chips for The Lemon Bowl”

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  7. This is my kind of dip and those pita chips are calling my name. I could totally eat this for breakfast!

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  14. This looks fabulous Aggie! You’re amazing for bringing this dish to the baby shower, having just had your little one! It was so fun to see you and Liz both pregnant at Food Blog Forum this year. Such a special time. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  18. How fun!!! And that pic of your sweet girl is SO sweet. Looks just like her Momma. Great appetizer idea Friend….. and very perfect in honor of Liz. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Oh my goodness — That looks incredible! And I love all the dippers with it. YUM!

  20. Your daughter is adorable!! Love this recipe, and love your celebration of Liz. You two blogging mamas are an inspiration to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Is that your daughter? She is so adorable!! I love everything about this dish… those chips are fabulous! You totally rocked this!

  23. This is so perfect!! Loved what you said about Liz and love the recipe. And thanks for finding time to participate! xo

  24. I’m going to stage super covert SEAL extraction of this dip from your house – because I must have it!!! Mybestie has been singing the praises of za’tar for MONTHS, I will definitely be making this soon.

  25. I can not believe you found time to do this with your new little bundle!!! I love that you incorporated za’atar, another favorite of mine!! You know me too well. So blessed to have you in my life, dear friend. Thank you so much for this amazing surprise!!! xoxoxo

  26. Oh my goodness this screams Liz!! and me ๐Ÿ˜‰ dang I can’t wait to try this!

  27. What fun that must have been, wish I could have made it! I can’t wait to bring this to our next get together I adore feta, lemon and kalamata’s!

  28. Aggie, you are too cute for words!! I love this dip! So glad we could celebrate Liz today!

  29. Beautiful tray! Thanks for celebrating Liz!

  30. This dip is right up my alley especially since you made your own pita chips too!

  31. So fun! Love all these blogging babies! The dip looks wonderful. Hope you are doing well!

  32. How seriously awesome that you got to share your pregnancies together, and oth with boys, AND only a month or so apart! That’s like a girlfriends dream.

  33. Your daughter is so cute Aggie! What a great dip and so perfect with those chips.

  34. Those Pita chips look WAY better than store bought. The pita chips alone make me want to try this dip. Chalk this one up for recipes I have to try! thanks for sharing.

  35. Looks great Aggie; your daughter is adorable! oxx

  36. This dip and chips has my name alllll over it. Like all it needs is my address and to be placed in the mail! Gorgeous Aggie!

  37. I would be snacking on this all day! Love that you made your own pita chips and I have to say how much I adore that photo of you and Liz, beautiful ladies!!

  38. I love this!! I’m always looking for new dip recipes, and I’m adding this to my need to make immediately list!

  39. Love this! The lemon pepper pita chips are genius!

  40. Love that picture of you two together! And aww, it must be awesome to be pregnant the same time as a good friend!

    And these chips look amazing. I’ve never had any pita chips at all, let alone lemon pepper. Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. I want that dip sewww bawwwwd.

  42. First of all, congrats on your little boy’s arrival! I love the name Micah! Second, this is a very sweet idea you’ve had … a baby shower for your blogging friend! So nice! Third, your dip looks wonderful … although I am really drooling over the homemade pita chips … so much better than store-bought!

  43. I love everything about this post…you, Liz, babies, and that awesome sounding dip with pita chips!!

  44. Hello. A friend of mine told me about your blog and “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook. I now have two favorites. Keep up the great work. Denise

  45. Yum! This recipe looks amazing…. I am a big fan of feta AND kalamata olives, so I know this will be a hit!

  46. This sounds like the perfect healthy snack to make when having guests over or just to make over the weekend for munching. I love all the ingredients! I will definitely be trying this out. Thanks for the tip

  47. This looks delish! Gina looks adorable : )

  48. Oh man, this dip sounds incredible ๐Ÿ™‚ my husband will adore it!

  49. Yum! This dip is perfect for Liz! Congrats to Liz!!!

  50. Pepper Pita Chips for perfect picnic trips!

    These are great, looking forward to trying these out soon…

    Thanks,
    The PicnicShop Team

  51. Oh man, I love this dip! I could eat this for lunch. And, you guys are adorable! Congratulations to you both ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. This looks great! Could you send me an invite to your board Strawberry Love – {Anything and Everything Strawberry}. My board is http://www.pinterest.com/martic/boards. I would love to be part of it, there are so many wonderful pins there!

    Thank you so much!
    Marti

  53. I just found your blog, and everything looks amazing! Also, it’s nice to see there’s another Aggie in the world ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. I didn’t make the dip (yet) but did manage to make the pita chips and they are to die for. Really great. Had them with hummus.

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  56. I love the feta/olive combo (who doesnt?) but what really makes this is the lemon pepper on the pita chips! Hellooo, delicious!

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