laban ma’ habaq – yogurt and basil appetizer

Palestine and Jordan

4 cups yogurt, plain
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil, or 2 teaspoons dried basil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender; then blend for a few moments. Place in a serving bowl and chill. Serve as a dip with Arabic (pita) bread.

Serves 6 to 8.

From “From the Lands of Figs and Olives” by Habeeb Salloum and James Peters