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13 Greek Dips (+ Traditional Recipes)

If I could only eat Greek food forever, I’d be unbelievably content. And a big part of that is because Greek dips are seriously fantastic!

What can I say, I’m a sauce gal. 

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But seriously, Greek dips are the best dips. They’re herbaceous, flavorful, and insanely good.

They embody the richness of Mediterranean cuisine beautifully. 

And they taste amazing with pita, meat, or a little spanakopita. Honestly, these dips taste great with just about anything. 

Plus, there’s so much variety. You could have a different dip every day this week. I’ve gathered 13 of my favorite Greek dips for you to try!

1. Greek Tzatziki Sauce

This list starts with a classic- tzatziki sauce. I live for tzatziki sauce. That might be a bit dramatic, but I love it so much. 

When I make a batch of this incredibly fresh sauce, I put it on everything.

It’s good on chicken, lamb, pita, eggs, sandwiches, avocado toast, etc. 

So, what’s in tzatziki sauce that makes it so darn good?

This recipe features creamy yogurt, cooling cucumber, bold garlic, and tangy vinegar.

It’s fantastic! I also like to add fresh dill, though that’s not totally authentic. It tastes pretty great, too, though. 

2. Feta Cheese Dip (Tirokafteri)

And tirokafteri is my second favorite Greek dip!

The only reason tzatziki is number one is that it can be used with more things. However, this delicious dip is pretty versatile, too. 

And it’s utterly scrumptious. It’s creamy, ultra tangy, salty, and has a hint of spice.

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Can you say, umami? Plus, it’s so easy to make that you’ll want to make it regularly. 

Simply gather a block or two of feta (3.5 oz), cube it, and add it to a bowl.

Add red chilis, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Blend with a stick blender. 

Then, add a bit of milk to make it fabulously creamy. Serve it with toasted crusty bread, tomatoes, and a drizzle of olive oil. 

3. Greek Tarama Dip (Taramosalata)

If you’re a fan of pâté, I have a feeling that you will like taramosalata. Unless you don’t like fish, then you might not be a big fan.

However, if you love caviar, you gotta try this dip!

Taramosalata is made with tarama, a type of cured roe (fish eggs). It comes in two varieties, one pink and one white.

And this recipe features two authentic ways to make taramosalata. 

The pink taramosalata is made with mashed potatoes, red onions, and pink taramo.

The white taramosalata uses stale bread, white onions, and white taramo. 

Both use fresh olive oil and lemon juice. The result of either dip is a salty, creamy, filling dip that you will love. 

4. Creamy Greek Yogurt Lemon Caper Dip

This creamy lemon caper dip is the perfect accompaniment to most meat dishes.

It tastes so fresh and adds a wonderful lightness to your meal. 

It is similar to tzatziki in many respects. This dip is yogurt based and contains lemon, dill, and olive oil.

However, this dip is a little kinder to your breath as it contains no garlic. 

It also skips the cucumber in favor of crushed walnuts, which yields a fantastic texture.

Capers add tiny, briny pops of deliciousness that I know your tastebuds will love. 

5. Greek Beet and Yogurt Salad (Pantzarosalata)

Okay, so this is more of a salad than a dip. But who cares because it’s delicious and it does sit beautifully on crusty bread.

Plus, the yogurt dressing is, in fact, perfectly dippable. 

This dippy salad is made with roasted beets, toasted walnuts, and honey-balsamic vinaigrette.

Then, it’s smothered in a delicious garlic and mint yogurt dip. Doesn’t that sound amazing?

Simply add everything to a food processor and let it rip. Now, you have a beet and yogurt dip! 

6. Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip)

Have you ever had baba ganoush? Did ya love it? Then melitzanosalata is right up your alley. 

This dip is as simple as it is delicious. It’s made with fried eggplant, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic. 

The result is an earthy, tangy, textural, utterly delicious dip that tastes fabulous with pita. 

7. Skordalia (Traditional Greek Potato and Garlic Dip)

The concept of potato dips was weird to me at first. But I’m all about learning and growing, so I knew I had to try it.

And I’m so glad I did. I’m down with the skordalia now. 

After all, potatoes are great in all their forms. Plus, I think you can never have too much garlic.

And this dip is basically extremely creamy garlic mashed potatoes sans dairy.  

8. Greek Fava (Yellow Split Pea Dip)

Fava is a delicious dip that is reminiscent of hummus in texture.

But it tastes a whole lot lighter and brighter! It’s scrumptious. 

9. Swiss Chard Tzatziki (Yogurt Dip)

If you’re not a fan of cucumbers, this take on tzatziki is pretty darn tasty.

Simply replace the cucumber with some blanched Swiss chard. It’s still light, refreshing, and delectable. 

Plus, it’s a great way to sneak more leafy greens into your diet.

10. Greek Goddess Dip

This dip is so good it’s the stuff of myths. It’s not exactly traditional, but it definitely fits the Mediterranean vibe.

Inspired by the colors of flavors of Green Goddess dressing, this dip is herb Olympus.

Seriously, it’s packed with basil, mint, dill, and scallions. So, you know this is flavorFUL. 

It also features garlic, lemon, and salt. But the best part is that its base is made with Greek yogurt and feta. So, it’s also luxuriously creamy.  

11. Greek Layered Hummus Dip

This is like Greece’s answer to the seven-layer dip.

Technically, it’s only like five layers, but the concept is the same. Oh, and it’s unbelievably tasty. 

Simply take your favorite hummus and spread it out on a tray.

Then, top it with Greek yogurt, a mixture of Mediterranean veggies, feta, and pine nuts. Now, watch it disappear!

12. Spicy Red Pepper and Feta Dip (Htipiti)

Send your tastebuds on a whirlwind taste adventure with htipiti. It’s tangy, spicy, and simply divine. It’s perfect for all of your dipping needs. 

Just look at these ingredients! It has roasted red peppers, feta, olive oil, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. It’s so simple, yet so delicious. 

Don’t worry if you don’t like spice. You can leave out the cayenne. It’s still pretty darn good. 

13. Talatouri (Cypriat Tzatziki Sauce with Mint)

Talatouri is like an extra fresh and light tzatziki sauce. Actually, there are only two differences between talatouri and regular tzatziki. 

First, tzatziki contains vinegar for a bit of acid, and talatouri uses lemon juice.

And second, talatouri adds some mint for herbaceous freshness. That’s it! 

It tastes amazing with pretty much anything tzatziki tastes good with. And that’s everything. 

13 Traditional Greek Dips

These Greek dips are so incredible, you’ll want to make them all the time. From tzatziki to feta cheese to fava, these traditional recipes can’t be topped.

Ingredients

  • Greek Tzatziki Sauce

  • Feta Cheese Dip (Tirokafteri)

  • Greek Tarama Dip (Taramosalata)

  • Creamy Greek Yogurt Lemon Caper Dip

  • Greek Beet and Yogurt Salad (Pantzarosalata)

  • Melitzanosalata (Greek Eggplant Dip)

  • Skordalia (Traditional Greek Potato and Garlic Dip)

  • Greek Fava (Yellow Split Pea Dip)

  • Swiss Chard Tzatziki (Yogurt Dip)

  • Greek Goddess Dip

  • Greek Layered Hummus Dip

  • Spicy Red Pepper and Feta Dip (Htipiti)

  • Talatouri (Cypriat Tzatziki Sauce with Mint)

Instructions

  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a Greek dip in 30 minutes or less!
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Haley van der Ploeg
Haley van der Ploeg is a food writer and content creator for Insanely Good Recipes, where she authors blog posts, creates recipes, and crafts tantalizing photos.

Haley is passionate about food and its ability to gather people across cultures, languages, and generations. She believes everyone can learn to cook.

Most days, you can find Haley reading, baking elaborate cakes, and hosting get-togethers for friends and family. If Haley isn't home, she’s probably on a plane jetting off to exciting adventures and new cuisines.

She lives with her husband in the Netherlands and has taught him that vegetables *can* taste good.

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