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Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip with Crispy Chickpeas

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Feta roasted red pepper dip is made with simple ingredients for a smooth, creamy dip that’s bursting with nutrients and whipped up in minutes. Topped with crispy air fryer chickpeas, it’s the perfect savory appetizer or snack you can feel good about! 

a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip with Crispy Chickpeas with crispy pita chips on the side

The Best Feta Roasted Red Pepper Dip

In our opinion, everyone needs a good dip recipe or two in their recipe arsenal. Not only are they always tasty, but they’re also the perfect go-to option for every occasion. Whether you need a quick, healthy afternoon snack, something to munch on for game day, or are looking for a crowd-pleasing option for a holiday feast, there’s a dip recipe for you! Plus, they’re quick to whip up and are typically made with pretty staple ingredients. 

That said, we have quite a few dip recipes we love like our pizza dip with cheese crostini and baked queso dip. However, this feta roasted red pepper dip might be our tastiest recipe yet! It’s a bold claim, but one bite and we’re pretty sure you’ll agree. Not only is it super creamy thanks to a base of feta cheese, but it also has an element of sweetness and savoriness thanks to the inclusion of roasted red peppers. Topped with crispy chickpeas, it’s truly delicious. Even better, it’s ready in minutes so you can get out of the kitchen and back to snacking in no time! 

a white bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip with Crispy Chickpeas on top

Ingredients You’ll Need 

Bright in color and bold in flavor, you might be surprised to learn that this roasted red pepper dip comes together with just a handful of ingredients. Here’s everything you’ll need: 

For the Roasted Red Pepper Dip

  • Feta Cheese – For the creamiest texture and richest taste, we recommend using full-fat feta cheese. Crumbles work best for easy mixing, but you could also use blocks of feta and break them into pieces. 
  • Roasted Red Pepper – To save time, we opt for pre-made roasted red peppers from the store. Or, you could also make your own with a recipe like this
  • Lemon Juice – This helps cut through some of the heaviness of the fats for a lighter, well-rounded dip. 

For the Crispy Chickpeas

  • Chickpeas – For the best results, make sure to drain and rinse your chickpeas and lay them out to dry up to 24 hours in advance. If they’re still wet at all, they won’t crisp up in the air fryer
  • Olive Oil – Use high-quality olive oil to add a boost of flavor and healthy fats and help chickpeas crisp. 
  • Za’atar – Our favorite Middle Eastern spice! Feel free to mix and match your favorite seasonings to make this recipe your own. 
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How to Make Easy Feta Roasted Red Pepper Dip

For this recipe, we created a smooth red pepper dip and topped it with crispy chickpeas for extra flavor and a bit of crunch. Altogether, it’s ready in just a few minutes! 

For the Roasted Red Pepper Dip

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender or food processor.  
  2. Pulse until smooth and creamy. 

For the Crispy Chickpeas

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Toss the chickpeas in the olive oil and seasonings, making sure they are evenly coated. 
  3. Air fry for 3-5 minutes or until they are golden and crisp, shaking halfway through cooking. 

To Assemble 

  1. Pour the roasted red pepper dip into a bowl. 
  2. Sprinkle the air fryer chickpeas on top.
  3. Enjoy
a hand dipping a pita chip into a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip with Crispy Chickpeas

How Store

This roasted red pepper dip is great to prepare in advance for easy snacks in a pinch! If you do plan to have leftovers, we recommend leaving the chickpeas off and storing them in an airtight container at room temperature until just before serving. Otherwise, they’re likely to become soggy! 

To store, transfer the dip to an airtight container, and keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days. We don’t recommend freezing it as the cheese will not thaw well. 

Serving Suggestions

The bright, zesty flavors of this roasted red pepper dip pair incredibly well with pretty much anything! Some of our favorite serving suggestions include: 

More Dips You’ll Love

In case you want to create a full spread or just like a little variety in your life, we’ve got you covered with more amazing dips including: 

  • White Bean Dip with Roasted Tomatoes – Hearty and flavorful, this recipe is a nutritious and filling vegan appetizer. 
  • Baked Queso Dip – Warm, full of protein, and loaded with spice, this dip is so good you’ll be hard-pressed not to eat it with a spoon!
  • Baba Ganoush – Creamy and savory, this dip comes together with simple ingredients in a matter of minutes. 
  • Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Yogurt Dip – Roasted veggies are placed on top of sweet, creamy yogurt for the perfect balance of tastes and textures you’ll love. 
overhead image of a bowl of feta roasted red pepper dip topped with spiced crispy chickpeas

Feta Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Crispy Chickpeas

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Feta roasted red pepper dip is made with simple ingredients for a smooth, creamy dip that’s bursting with nutrients and whipped up in minutes. Topped with crispy air fryer chickpeas, it’s the perfect savory appetizer or snack you can feel good about!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Roasted Red Pepper Dip:

  • 2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup roasted red peppers
  • Lemon juice to taste

For the Crispy Chickpeas:

  • 1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained, dried)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Za’atar

Instructions
 

For the Roasted Red Pepper Dip:

  • Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a high-speed blender or food processor.
  • Pulse until smooth and creamy.

For the Crispy Chickpeas:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Toss the chickpeas in olive oil and seasonings, coating evenly.
  • Air fry 3-5 minutes or until golden and crisp, shaking halfway through.
  • Top the roasted red pepper dip with the chickpeas, and serve.
  • Store the roasted red pepper dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.02g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword appetizer, dip, party appetizer, roasted red pepper, snack
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