1/2 lb. or 2 1/2 cups Feta Cheese –room temperature, crumbled
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4-1/3 cup mayonnaise
4 tbsp chopped pepperoncini chile peppers
1 lemon zested, plus 2 tbsp lemon juice – fresh
2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tsp fresh minced garlic
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme – optional


1. Combine all ingredients except feta and mix well.

2. Add crumbled feta and mix until creamy but still lumpy. Taste it and see what it might need. You can add a touch of the vinegar from the peppers if it needs some additional height in flavor.

3. Serve with pita crisps and fresh vegetables.