We are all about Labneh* love. We have it for breakfast, snack time, in sandwiches and for dips too! Every menu needs some Labneh help (:
You can serve this creamy white dip as part of a Lebanese mezze** spread or an appetizer with crackers, pita chips and small raw vegetables for some happy dipping! Cucumbers, carrots, cherry tomatoes, radishes,...
The garlicky notes and mint hints make a very classical flavor combination for this Labneh dip. It is a sunny and crowd pleasing Mediterranean dish.
*Labneh is basically strained yogurt. You can buy it in some middle eastern stores, or make it at home, by draining the water out of the yogurt. The thicker you like your labneh, the longer you’ll have to drain it. You’ll be able to find a lot of tutorials online…
**mezze: is a selection of small dishes. It is the equivalent of Spanish tapas but on another scale :) A table full of mezze is often the “appetizer step” of a gargantuan traditional Lebanese meal… moderation! Moderation??
Labneh Garlic Dip
Recipe credits: Rafaella Sargi
Makes 1 cup of dip.
1 cup Labneh
1 garlic clove, grated
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
Extra virgin olive oil for serving
You will need one medium bowl and a grater.
In a medium bowl mix the Labneh wth the grated garlic. Add extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and dried mint and mix again until well combined.
Cover and let it sit in the fridge to allow flavors to develop.
Serve with an additional drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, some fresh mint leaves and little things to dip!