Whipped Feta with Roasted Garlic and Tomatoes

from Chark Sauce & Spice Co.

While on our honeymoon, partially in Greece, we noticed the myriad of ways the local eateries utilize dill. What we thought of as only a garnish was fully incorporated into the dishes. It became apparent that dill can be used both subtly or as a pungent addition to a meal.  Complimented by lemon juice, oregano and the surprising use of capers, we were left wanting more. Upon returning home and starting the process of creating a new hot sauce brand, a close friend mentioned he had yet to find a truly delicious dill hot sauce.  From what we learned on our honeymoon to a friend’s emphatic plea, Dillmatic was born.


1 lb cherry tomatoes

6 cloves garlic, kept whole

4 fresh thyme sprigs

4 fresh oregano sprigs

½ cup olive oil

kosher salt

200g block of feta cheese

¼ cup Chark Dillmatic Hot Sauce

2 tbsp honey

Juice of ¼ a lemon

Zest of half a lemon

Sliced Sourdough bread or any other bread of your choice

thyme leaves to garnish

flaky sea salt

freshly cracked black pepper

Chark Flavour First Chili Oil


Preheat the oven to 375F°. Add the cherry tomatoes, whole garlic cloves, and fresh herbs to a small baking pan. Cover with the olive oil and season with salt.  Toss to coat the tomatoes and garlic so they are well coated in olive oil.  Roast for 35-40 minutes, or until the tomatoes and garlic are caramelized.  Remove from oven, mash the garlic cloves, and toss the tomatoes a second time, coating them in caramelized garlic oil. Set aside.

Toast bread after coating with olive oil on both sides. Try to obtain a slight char.  Coat each slice of bread with a good amount of olive oil on both sides. Grill the bread until slightly charred and crisp, just a minute or so per side. Transfer the bread to a cutting board or plating dish.

In a food processor, combine the feta, honey, lemon juice + zest, and Chark Dillmatic Hot Sauce. Blend for a few minutes until smooth and creamy. You will need to scrape down the sides of the food processor several times throughout this process.

Spoon the whipped feta cheese into a bowl. Place the roasted tomatoes and garlic over top, along with the leftover garlic oil from the roasting process. Garnish the dish with a few thyme leaves and as a final touch, drizzle Chark’s Flavour First Chili Oil on top generously and finish with flaky sea salt and cracked pepper. Serve alongside the toasted bread.

Nada’s Tips & Tricks: Would you like some assistance with this recipe? Check out Chark’s recipe video at https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cel4eMKg-OA/?igsh=bm9wdHAzbDRrNWRj

Contents and images used with permission by Chark’s Sauce & Spice Co. https://www.eatchark.ca/