I spotted a recipe for roast grapes with whipped feta in the Jan/Feb 2022 edition of Woolworths TASTE Magazine.
If you’re not roasting your grapes (with olive oil and bit of salt), you are missing out on some sweet, sweet sapidity. The heat releases treacle-like tones and it sings with the creamy, salty dip.
I didn’t have feta on hand, but a block of mihalich (a firm, salty Turkish cheese) from Lattericious did the trick.
I also added smoked chili flakes and a bit of onion powder to the yoghurt, mihalich, garlic, olive oil and black pepper before blitzing it all together.
Roasted Grapes with Whipped Cheese
(adapted from Woolworths TASTE Magazine Jan/Feb 2022)
Arrange seedless white grapes (on the stalk) on a lined baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Roast at 200 degrees Celsius until their skins blister.
Allow to cool.
Process the following ingredients until creamy:
- 150g mihalich cheese (or feta)
- 2/3 cup plain yoghurt
- 3 garlic cloves
- a drizzle or two of olive oil
- smoked red chilli flakes to taste
- 1 tsp onion powder
- black pepper to taste
Line your serving dish with lettuce and top with the roasted grapes and dollops of the whipped cheese.