Pistachio and feta dip

I recently bought a great cookbook about Persian cuisine called “Persiana”. It’s full of very tasty and fragrant dishes and if, like me, you love middle-eastern food, you’ll be in for a treat. Every dish combines beautiful flavours such as cumin, lemon, sumac or rosewater with gorgeous colours like pistachio green or pomegranate’s flamboyant red. This dip is a great hit and I was asked the recipe many times when I served it.


Source: Persiana from Sabrina Ghayour


100g shelled pistachios
60g olive oil
200g feta cheese
Handful of dill, leaves picked out
3 handfuls of coriander, leave picked out
1 garlic clove
1 long red chilli, deseeded
145g greek yoghurt
Grated rind of a lemon, juice of ½ lemon


  1. Blitz pistachios and oil on turbo for 2 sec at a time until powdered.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend 30 seconds /speed 8.
  3. Scrape down the sides and blend another 15 sec/speed 8 until smooth but with still some grainy texture.
  4. Serve with flat bread.

6 Responses to Pistachio and feta dip

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes you publish, every one I tried was a success, so I am waiting for new ones every other week. Its good that I get an email every time you publish a new recipe so I don’t miss one. Thanks again for all your efforts, your blog is the best in the world of Thermomix, and your pictures are always mouthwatering. Keep on cooking, please, you make others happy with it.


  2. Thanks for your recipes Monika, I am new to thermomix and you have made it so simple to cook delicious, healthy and tasy food. I love checking page to what” new!!

  3. This dip was AMAZING….thank you!

  4. I live in Australia and am a new Thermomix owner (TM5). I have just discovered your site and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful recipes. Kind regards, Judy

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