The Diva That Made Roasted Garlic & Feta Dip

Jackie Gordon Singing Chef - The Diva That Made Roasted Garlic & Feta Dip

I found this recipe, many years ago, for the Chinese Laundry Cafe’s “Feta And Garlic Pate” online and it had this explanation: “This funky little cafe is a regular hangout for Queen’s university students. Lucky students. This recipe comes from the owner, Ann Marie Rousseau.”

I loved the idea, but I finagled it… a lot.  One significant change was increasing the amount and roasting the garlic and adding more scallions and anchovies. The original recipe had butter in it which seemed kind of European so I scratched that. Now it’s got balls—just the way I like it!

I used this to make a Roasted Garlic & Feta cheese balls and rolled it in toasted almonds as part of my International Men With Balls brunch that I held the second time Obama was elected.

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Roasted Garlic and Feta Dip

Appetizers & Snacks
How do you say crowd pleaser? Your guests will hoover this dip. It reminds me a little of Boursin, but with a whole lot more roasted garlicky goodness.
Roasted Garlic and Feta Dip


  • 8 - 12 cloves of garlic, roasted
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 ounces sour cream
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Tabasco sauce; few drops


  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor until very smooth and creamy. Serve with your favorite crackers and/or raw veggies.
Total time:
Yield: About 3 cups