Get ready for an explosion of flavor with this Marinated Tomatoes and Feta Dip! Every bite is savory, tangy, and refreshing. Plus, there’s no cooking necessary, making it the go-to appetizer or snack when you’re in a hurry! 

Marinated tomatoes over whipped feta with pita bread being dipped in.

Must-Have Marinated Tomatoes and Feta Dip

If you didn’t already know, we’re huge fans of whipped feta. With options like whipped feta with roasted olives, whipped feta cheese pizza, and whipped feta with roasted peppers, there’s a recipe to fit all your needs! 

So, when we found ourselves with an abundance of summer tomatoes, we knew just what to do and created this marinated tomatoes and feta dip! Sweet, savory, tangy, and refreshingly satisfying, it’s a snack or appetizer that hits all the right notes.

Even better, it’s loaded with vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats, and it requires no cooking! Really, you can’t go wrong. 

What Are Marinated Tomatoes? 

First things first, we need to know what we’re actually making! If you’re unfamiliar, marinated tomatoes are fresh tomatoes (usually grape or cherry) that are soaked in a mixture of olive oil, vinegar, herbs, and spices. 

More often than not, they’re diced in order for them to obtain more of the marinade. Left for several hours, their flavor is enhanced, making them more vibrant and sweet. 

They’re great to use in salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, or with whipped feta as we did in this recipe! 

Nutrition Benefits of Marinated Tomatoes

Made mostly out of water, fresh tomatoes are full of vitamins and nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K1, potassium, folate, and fiber

By soaking them in oil, we add a good dose of healthy omega fats and make the water-soluble vitamins more easily absorbable so you get more bang for your buck in terms of nutrition! 

A bowl of marinated tomatoes and whipped feta dip topped with herbs and olive oil.

Ingredients You’ll Need

We brought together fresh and delicious ingredients to create a bold flavor like nothing you’ve ever tasted before! Here’s what you’ll need: 

For the Marinated Tomatoes

  • Tomatoes – Baby tomatoes work best, because they have the sweetest taste. 
  • Fresh Herbs – Fresh parsley, fresh mint, and fresh basil add a bright, refreshing taste. 
  • Olive oil – This forms the base of the marinade, infusing the tomatoes with rich flavor. 
  • Spices – Use as much or as little black pepper and salt as you like. 

For the Feta Dip 

  • Feta Cheese – Full-fat feta will yield the richest flavor and creamiest consistency. 
  • Sour Cream – This helps smooth out the feta, creating a fluffy, spreadable base. 
  • Water – Used to combine the ingredients. 
  • Cream Cheese – We recommend using full-fat cream cheese, but any variety will work. 
  • Lemon – Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds a bright, citrusy tangy that helps cut through and lighten up some of the heaviness of the fats. 
  • Honey – Just a touch adds a hint of sweetness we love. 
  • Salt and Pepper – Adjust to taste. 
  • Olive Oil – This is used in the dip and drizzled on top for a decadent, restaurant-worthy dip. 

How to Make The Best Marinated Tomatoes and Feta Dip

Whipping up this recipe involves a few steps, but guess what? It’s crazy simple, and the best part? No need to break a sweat by turning on the oven!

  1. Marinate the Tomatoes. Add the quartered tomatoes, fresh herbs, salt, pepper, and oil to a bowl. Gently mix to combine and coat the tomatoes before setting them aside to marinate. 
  2. Prepare the Whipped Feta. Add all the feta dip ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until they’re well combined and creamy. 
  3. Assemble the Dip. Spread the whipped feta dip on a serving platter. Arrange the marinated tomatoes in an even layer on top. Drizzle extra olive oil on top, and enjoy with your favorite dippers!
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Two hands holding a bowl of marinated tomatoes and whipped feta dip with pita on the side.

Serving Suggestions

We’re all about serving up this recipe with tasty dippers like:

  • Carrot and celery sticks
  • Sliced bell peppers
  • Pita bread
  • Crostini

Common Questions About This Marinated Tomatoes and Feta Dip Recipe

Which tomatoes are best for marinating?

We find that small varieties like baby tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes work best for marinating because they’re naturally sweet and absorb the flavors of the marinade easily. 

Can I marinate the tomatoes overnight? 

Sure! The tomatoes may have a softer texture, but they’ll have a bolder flavor. 

How long does this recipe last? 

If you want to make this recipe ahead of time, we recommend keeping the marinated tomatoes and whipped feta in separate airtight containers. They will stay fresh in the fridge for three to four days. Then, allow the ingredients to come to room temperature, combine them on a platter, and enjoy! 

More Whipped Feta Recipes

Got a soft spot for whipped feta like we do? Check out the mouthwatering recipes below – don’t let these creamy concoctions pass you by!

Marinated tomatoes and whipped feta dip with pita bread dipped in.

Marinated Tomatoes and Feta Dip Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Make this easy marinated tomatoes and feta dip recipe for a crowd-pleasing, no-bake appetizer or snack that’s loaded with flavor and good for you, too!

Ingredients  

Marinated Tomatoes:

  • 2 cups baby tomatoes quartered
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Whipped Feta:

  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons water or milk
  • 8 ounces block cream cheese room temperature
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon approx. 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil + more for drizzling

Instructions 

  • In a bowl, combine the quartered baby tomatoes, chopped parsley, chopped mint, chopped basil, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Gently mix everything together to combine. Set the bowl aside, and let the flavors marinate for 15 minutes.
  • In a food processor, add the feta cheese, sour cream, water or milk, cream cheese, juice of half a lemon, honey, salt, and pepper. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread the whipped feta dip on a serving plate.
  • Top the whipped feta dip with the marinated baby tomatoes and herbs, arranging them evenly over the dip.
  • Drizzle additional olive oil on top for added flavor and presentation.
  • Serve the marinated tomatoes and feta dip as a delicious appetizer or party snack!
  • Store the tomatoes and whipped feta in separate airtight containers in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made 1/4 of this recipe to use up some leftover sour cream. Now I have to go buy more sour cream to make some more! So good and looks beautiful when plated, yet quick and easy.

  2. 5 stars
    Is there no way to save a recipe? I see the tab on the top but nothing happens when I press the Save Recipe.

    1. Hi Ellen! You should be able to click “Save Recipe” at the top of the page. Then, the recipe will save in your bookmarks tab. 😊

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  3. 5 stars
    This dish is so savory and delicious. I used a blender and added roasted garlic to the feta and cottage cheese. So quick and so good!