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Garlic labneh dip garnished with pomegranate, za'atar, and mint leaves

Labneh dip

Labneh dip with za'atar- a very popular creamy Middle Eastern dip flavored with Middle Eastern herbs and spices. It can also be used as a delicious smooth spread on toasts and wraps.
Course Dip
Cuisine Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 480kcal


  • mixing bowl


  • 200 grams labneh
  • 1.5 tablespoons zaatar
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped toasted walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Put the labneh in a bowl. Add 1.5 tablespoons olive oil, zaatar, salt, garlic, walnuts, parsley, and mint leaves. Mix everything.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Drizzle remaining olive oil on top. Garnish with zaatar, pomegranate, and mint leaves.
  • Serve with falafels, vegetable sticks, or any other snack of your choice. You can also use it as a spread.


  1. Both labneh and za'atar are salty, so add more salt carefully only if required.
  2. Add pomegranate only after mixing the other ingredients with labneh.
  3. Slightly dry roast the nuts before adding to the dip. Roasting makes the nuts more flavorful, aromatic and crunchy.


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 788IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 367mg | Iron: 9mg