Pasta bil laban means pasta in yogurt in Arabic. It’s eaten cold or at room temperature. This was the dish my parents made when they had no time or were in no mood to cook; thankfully it’s quick and delicious. Pasta bil laban is a cross between a yogurt gazpacho and a pasta salad. This recipe makes two generous main dishes or four side dishes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pasta (about 2 handfuls)

 

How to:

Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the box or bag. I used penne because I thought it would be more photogenic than spaghetti. Use your favorite pasta shape, or simply what you have on hand.

While the pasta is cooking, make the yogurt sauce. In a bowl combine the yogurt, garlic, dry mint, and pinch of salt. Whisk until everything is well combined.

Once the pasta is cooked, drain into a colander. I like to add the pasta right away to the yogurt, while it is hot.

Others in my family run the pasta under cold water and then add it to the yogurt sauce. As you can see, this dish has already disrupted the sanctity of pasta, so anything goes.

Sprinkle the top with a little more dry mint and enjoy.

 

Pasta In Yogurt Sauce (Pasta Bil Laban)

Pasta In Yogurt Sauce (Pasta Bil Laban)

Pasta bil laban means pasta in yogurt in Arabic. It's eaten cold or at room temperature. This was the dish my parents made when they had no time or were in no mood to cook; thankfully it's quick and delicious. Pasta bil laban is a cross between a yogurt gazpacho and a pasta salad. This recipe makes two generous portion main dishes or four side dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pasta (about 2 handfuls)

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the box or bag. I used penne because I thought it would be more photogenic than spaghetti. Use your favorite pasta shape, or simply what you have on hand.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, make the yogurt sauce. In a bowl combine the yogurt, garlic, dry mint, and pinch of salt. Whisk until everything is well combined.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain into a colander. I like to add the pasta right away to the yogurt, while it is hot. Others in my family run the pasta under cold water and then add it to the yogurt sauce. As you can see, this dish has already disrupted the sanctity of pasta, so anything goes.
  4. Sprinkle the top with a little more dry mint and enjoy.
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