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Soft white cheese and walnut dip

Australian Gourmet Traveller Turkish recipe for soft white cheese and walnut dip by Greg Malouf

By Greg Malouf
  • Serves 6
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Soft white cheese and walnut dip
This recipe is from by Greg and Lucy Malouf.


  • 70 gm walnuts ( 2/3 cup)
  • 180 gm feta
  • 2 tbsp strained yoghurt (see note)
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 180C. Scatter the walnuts onto a baking tray and roast for 5-10 minutes until a deep golden brown. Tip the nuts into a tea towel and rub well to remove as much skin as possible. Chop the walnuts finely and toss in a sieve to remove any remaining skin and dust.
  • 2
    Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mash everything together thoroughly with a fork. Taste and adjust the seasoning.


For strained yoghurt, spoon 1kg thick natural yoghurt into a clean muslin square or tea towel. Tie the corners together and suspend from a wooden spoon over a deep bowl. Refrigerate overnight to drain.

  • Author: Greg Malouf