This creamy, garlicky labneh and tahini dip is the star of all my crudité platters. It’s great for dipping veggies or spreading across warm, grilled bread! Best of all? It comes together in just 15 minutes!
Garlicky labneh and tahini dip is perfect for dipping raw veggies, toasted flatbread, or spreading on homemade crostini. Additionally, it makes a great sauce for dishes like Middle Eastern-spiced meatballs or roasted chicken + salad!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe: Labneh or full-fat plain Greek yogurt, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.
You can make this dip one of two ways, either in a food processor/blender or whisked together by hand. It’s really up to you. The food processor makes the dip a bit smoother. Whisking by hand works just as well but it doesn’t get quite as smooth.
Blend together all of the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Serve in a bowl drizzled with a few glugs of olive oil.
FAQs and Expert Tips:
Labneh is very similar to yogurt but has a thicker consistency and tangier flavor. It’s almost a cross between yogurt and cream cheese. Labneh is a very common ingredient in Middle Eastern cooking. If you can’t find labneh feel free to use full-fat Greek yogurt.
Tahini is a paste made by grinding sesame seeds into a smooth and creamy consistency like peanut butter. Tahini is the main ingredient, aside from chickpeas, in hummus. You can purchase tahini paste in most supermarkets in the same area as nut butters or order it online.
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Garlicky Labneh and Tahini Dip
- 2 c labneh or plain full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 c tahini
- 2 large cloves of garlic grated
- juice from one lemon
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Blend all of the ingredients (except olive oil) in a food processor or whisk together by hand. The mixture should be thick but spreadable. If it's too thick you can add some water, 2 tbsp at a time until the mixture becomes creamy.
- Serve the labneh dip in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with veggies for dipping or grilled bread!
- Labneh: Labneh can be found in the dairy/yogurt section of your grocery store. If your store doesn’t carry it Greek yogurt can be used instead.
- Tahini: Tahini is a paste made by grinding sesame seeds into a smooth and creamy consistency like peanut butter. Tahini is the main ingredient, aside from chickpeas, in hummus. You can purchase tahini paste in most supermarkets in the same area as nut butters or order it online.
- Leftover labneh dip will stay fresh covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.