Tri-Cheese and arak dip

January 20, 2011
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
In This Recipe
  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
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