Friday, 13 April 2018

Labneh dip with garlic and za'atar

Recipe adapted from here
Labneh- 1 cup (I used Greek yoghurt)
Salt- to taste
Mint leaves- 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Pistachios- 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Olives- 1 tbsp, pitted and finely chopped
Za'atar spice- 1 tbsp
Garlic powder/ granules- 1 tsp
Chilli flakes- 1 tsp
Extra virgin olive oil- 4 tbsp
Pomegranate arils- to sprinkle on top

If using Greek yoghurt, transfer it to a muslin cloth, squeeze out as much water possible and keep it hung for about an hour or so to grain the whey and get really thick curd. 
Add enough salt to the labneh and keep aside.
In a bowl mix together the mint leaves, pistachio, olives, za'atar, garlic powder, chilli flakes and olive oil till well combined.
Spread the labneh on to a flat plate, so its about 1/2 inch thick and spoon the topping over as evenly as possible and letting the oil drip around the sides.
Garnish with pomegranate and some mint leaves if needed and dig into it with oven toasted pita bread or crisps.


la belle auberge said...

A good idea! Thank you.