Whipped Feta Falafel Board
My Whipped Feta Board is a fun alternative to a charcuterie board and is a healthy version of the current social media trend known as the 'butter board'. It is a combination of whipped feta, falafel, radish, mint, paprika, lemon zest, and extra virgin olive oil. It only takes 10 minutes to put together and is a showstopper on any occasion.
What is a Whipped Feta Board?
A Whipped Feta Board is a large slab of whipped feta that is garnished with a variety of toppings. In this case, I have added Mediterranean ingredients including, falafel, radish, mint, lemon zest, paprika and extra virgin olive oil. It can be created as a fun lunch idea or served as an appetizer for guests.
Where did this idea come from? The trending Butter Board!
Credit must be given to Food Influencer, Justine Doiron who posted her Butter Board in September 2022, and from whom I was inspired to create my Whipped Feta Board:
Watch How to make It
A note on a few of the Ingredients
Use high-quality Greek feta that is refrigerated in the brine. Do not use an already crumbed feta or feta that is vacuumed sealed and not in brine.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
It is essential that extra virgin olive oil is used (not light olive oil or any other oil).
EVOO adds to the flavour, texture, aroma, and nutritional value.
Make life easy and add ready-made falafel. These are the ones I have chosen:
Radish is a crunchy, peppery root vegetable that is the perfect addition to the creamy and crumbly textures already on the board. If you prefer pickled radish, this also works well.
Successful Whipped Feta
For your whipped feta to be successful, you will need a food processor. Simply add the feta along with the extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice and pulse until creamy. If you find it is too thick, add more lemon juice.
Make it Ahead of Time
You can make your whipped feta board ahead of time and refrigerate it. Simply allow 10 minutes at room temperature before serving.
Create Alternative Toppings
Enjoy amazing variations to the Whipped Feta Board by adding or changing the toppings. Use the Whipped Feta as your base and try these alternatives:
Tomato, Olives, and Basil
Baby Spinach, Red Onion, and Chargrilled Capsicum
Basil Pesto, Beetroot, and Pine Nuts
Proscuitto, Artichoke Hearts and Grape Tomatoes
Make it Dairy Free!
Today there are so many wonderful dairy-free feta alternatives you can use and most are either soy or coconut based.
And now it’s time to start cooking! As always, if you make any of my recipes, I would love to hear your feedback. Don’t forget to save it on your Pinterest board as well! I have a board named CreateCookShare that you can follow and save. Can’t wait to hear from you!
Happy Creating, Margaret x
Whipped Feta Board
Time 10 minutes
400g quality Greek Feta in Brine
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 falafel balls, broken into bits
3 radish, cut into thin sticks
1/2 - 1 teaspoon paprika
a handful of mint leaves
zest of half a lemon
drizzle of olive oil
flakey sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Pita Bread of choice (Greek pita bread, Gluten Free, Lebanese flat bread)
This is the pita bread I have used:
Add to a food processor the whipped feta ingredients and pulse until smooth. If too thick add another tablespoon of lemon juice.
Transfer to a serving platter or board and spread with the back of a spoon or flat knife.
Top with radish sticks, broken crumbed pieces of falafel, mint leaves, lemon zest, a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, paprika, and seasoning.
Serve with pita bread
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