Spinach & Labneh Dip

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

Booranis are a variety of yogurt-based dishes that are served as sides in Iran. They are cousins of mutabal, where yogurt is used instead of tahini. You can use any kind of green or vegetable instead of the spinach.


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 small shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced (opti


  1. Heat half the oil in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat. Add the shallots and fry for 8–10 minutes until soft and lightly golden. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add the remaining oil to the pan and cook the sliced onion, if using, until golden and crispy. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, put the spinach in a large saucepan and pour in