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Lemony Whipped Feta w/ Charred Scallions Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kari Bolger

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 ½ lemons, plus more to taste
2 bunch scallions, trimmed and halved crosswise
⅓ cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
10 ounces feta cheese, broken into large pieces (about 2 1/2 to 3 cups)
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
¼ teaspoon black pepper, plus more for garnish
¼ teaspoon cayenne, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon hot water

Directions:
Directions:
Preparation

Heat the broiler and line a sheet pan with foil. Juice 1 whole lemon to get 3 tablespoons juice and set aside. Cut the remaining 1/2 lemon into 3 to 4 thin slices.

In a medium bowl, toss together the lemon slices, scallions and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place on sheet pan and broil until blackened, tossing occasionally, 7 to 9 minutes for the scallions and about another 5 minutes for the lemon slices. Transfer to a cutting board to cool slightly.

In a food processor, add the feta, cream cheese, remaining 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, reserved lemon juice, black pepper, cayenne and hot water. Purée until very smooth, then add almost all of the scallions (save 1 or 2 pieces and chop roughly for a garnish). Pulse to combine, leaving some chunky scallion pieces. Taste for lemon, adjusting as needed.

Transfer to a bowl, then garnish with charred lemon slices, the reserved scallion, black pepper and a pinch of cayenne.

Tip : This dip is airiest and lightest the day it’s made. If you make it 1 or 2 days in advance, store it in the refrigerator, then let it come to room temperature and give it a good stir before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The charred scallions are really good in this dish. The original recipe called for (1) bunch of scallions, I increased it to (2) bunches.

 

 

 

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