Tri-Cheese and arak dip

By • January 20, 2011 • 4 Comments


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Author Notes: I am not planning to watch the Super Bowl, even though it takes place in Dallas this year; but this is a perfect excuse to make a cheesy, creamy, pungent dip with a splash of arak and some freshly made french fried potatoes.Taste of Beirut

Serves 4

  • 3 ounces Blue cheese
  • 6 ounces labneh (yogurt cheese)
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 pieces garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 ounces toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons arak
  1. Drain the yogurt to make labneh for a few hours or overnight
  2. Chop the pecans in a mini-processor
  3. Mash the garlic with a pinch of salt
  4. Place the blue cheese, labneh, goat cheese, garlic, pecans, parsley and arak in the mini-processor and mix to a smooth purée for two minutes
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning; serve with french fries or veggies

Tags: arak, blue cheese, dips, goat cheese, pecans

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about 3 years ago fortheloveofyum

I love this dip, Joumana. The combination is genius and I'm a sucker for all things creamy!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Could you substitute pernod for the arak?

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about 3 years ago Taste of Beirut

Sure! Anything you like: Pernod, Ouzo, Raki, Armagnac, Cognac, whatever!

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about 3 years ago nogaga

Sound delicious! I've neve blended blue cheese with Arak before...