Spicy Feta Cheese Spread (Tyrokafteri)
Matt Taylor-Gross

This spicy cheese spread is a meze must-try, according to Kostas Feidantsis and Dimitris Koparanis of Dr. Benefits. It's easy to make and is great served with bread, grilled vegetables, fried eggs or grilled meat. It will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days. Feel free to use more peppers, or spicier peppers, if you prefer.

Yield: serves 6-8

Time: 30 minutes


  • 16 oz. feta cheese, diced (2 ¾ cups)
  • 4 tbsp. Greek yoghurt
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped (1 ½ cup)
  • 1 hot chili pepper, such as banana peppers, (1/4 cup)


  • In a food processor, add the cheese, yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, and both peppers. Process until the ingredients are evenly combined, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl and serve with a drizzle of olive oil if desired.