7 creamy mediterranean dips

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Are you looking for an easy Mediterranean dip to jazz up your favorite mediterranean-inspired meal? Well then you are in the right place! In this article we go over all of our favorite mediterranean dip recipes. In particular, we focus on creamy dips that are made with a greek yogurt, sour cream, or feta cheese base.

All of the creamy Mediterranean dips we mention in this article are gluten free, vegetarian, and nut free. Many of them are also egg free, low carb, and keto friendly.

Mediterranean feta dips

We will start out by going over some of our favorite dips and sauces that are made with a feta cheese base. All of these creamy Mediterranean dips lean heavily into the salty, tangy flavor of feta.

Harissa feta dip

This simple harissa feta dip is made with peppery harissa seasoning and tangy lemon juice. It is perfect for anyone looking for a bold, flavorful dip to bring even more flavor to their favorite a mediterranean-inspired dish. This dip is similar to the creamy harissa dip we use in our white bean feta bowls.

Fully blended harissa feta dip in a clear class bowl. There is a gray towel behind the harissa feta dip.

Flavor. Bold, peppery, tangy
Texture. Thick
Ingredients. Harissa, lemon juice, feta, sour cream, heavy cream
Level of effort. Low

Garlic feta dip

This simple garlic feta dip is made with savory roasted garlic. This dip is perfect for anyone looking for a mild, creamy addition to take the edge off of other bold flavors.

A hassle back sweet potatoes coated in Mediterranean herb butter. There is garlic geta dip and crumbled feta cheese on top of the potato. The potato is photographed from the side.

Flavor. Creamy, nutty
Texture. Moderately thick
Ingredients. Garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, feta, sour cream, heavy cream
Level of effort. Medium

Feta dill dressing

This creamy feta dill dressing is probably the thinnest of our feta-based dips and sauces. This dressing is perfect for anyone who needs a creamy dressing to take the edge off of some bitter greens or vegetables.

A small glass bowl filled with feta dill dip. There is dill and feta cheese sprinkled on the top.

Flavor. Creamy, herby, fresh
Texture. Thin
Ingredients. Fresh dill, lemon juice, feta, sour cream, heavy cream
Level of effort. Low

Avocado feta dip

This avocado feta dip is made with mashed avocado rather than sour cream or greek yogurt. That means it is perfect for anyone who is looking for a slightly healthier alternative to our other feta dips.

A small glass bowl filled with avocado feta dip. There is feta cheese sprinkled on top.

Flavor. Creamy, earthy
Texture. Thick
Ingredients. Avocado, lemon juice, feta, heavy cream, salt
Level of effort. Medium low

Other creamy Mediterranean dips

But what if you are looking for a creamy Mediterranean dip that is a little more subtle? Well you are in luck because we also have some recommendations for yogurt and sour cream based dips. These dips tend to make a great addition to Mediterranean-inspired dishes that are already loaded with bold flavors. The help to take the edge off of particularly harsh or spicy flavors.

Creamy basil sauce

This creamy basil sauce is made with creamy sour cream and freshly chopped basil. This sauce is great for anyone who is looking for a companion sauce that contributes its own flavor without overwhelming the other flavors in a dish.

A glass bowl filled with creamy basil sauce. There is basil and cheese sprinkled on top of the sauce.

Flavor. Creamy, herby
Texture. Thin
Ingredients. Fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, sour cream, heavy cream, salt
Level of effort. Medium low

Tzatziki with sour cream

This tzatziki sauce is perfect for anyone who is looking for a sauce with a bright, fresh taste that can lessen the impact of other strong flavors.

Ingredients for tzatziki dip in a small glass bowl.

Flavor. Creamy, light, fresh
Texture. Moderately thick
Ingredients. Cucumber, garlic, fresh dill, lemon juice, olive oil, sour cream, salt
Level of effort. High

Creamy vegan dips

Vegan white bean dip with harissa

This simple vegan white bean dip is made with six simple ingredients, all of which are vegan friendly. This dip is made with white beans that are blended until they are nice and smooth, so it is perfect for vegetarians and vegans who are looking to add a little extra protein to their diet.

Vegan white bean dip in a clear glass bowl. There is olive oil and additional harissa seasoning sprinkled on top of the white bean dip.

Flavor. Bold, tangy
Texture. Moderately thick
Ingredients. White beans, olive oil, lemon juice, harissa seasoning, garlic, salt
Level of effort. Low

How to serve these creamy Mediterranean dips

These creamy Mediterranean dips make the perfect addition to any Mediterranean-inspired meal. Here are some of our favorite ways to use these easy Mediterranean dips.

  • On a Mediterranean-inspired grain bowl
  • On a Mediterranean-inspired salad
  • In a Mediterranean-inspired wrap
  • On top of roasted vegetables
  • On top of a flatbread
  • As a dip for fresh vegetables
  • As a dip for pita chips

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