Avocado, labneh, roasted carrots & leaves

Making your own low-fat soft cheese – labneh – from bio yogurt is surprisingly easy. It’s delicious in salads like this but also in wraps, as a dip or on baked sweet potato

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:30 mins
    plus overnight chilling
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 370
  • fat 25g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 21g
  • sugars 19g
  • fibre 9g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 200g full-fat bio yoghurt
  • grated zest 1 lime, plus 1 tbsp juice, cut into wedges, to serve
  • ½ small pack coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 300g carrots, cut into batons
  • 1 tbsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ripe but firm avocado
  • 50g bag mixed salad leaves
  • 1 tbsp mixed seeds (such as sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and linseed)


Pack it up

For a packed lunch, leave the carrots to cool completely, then pack into two plastic jars or lidded containers. Top with the labneh, then the avocado and salad leaves. Finish with the oil and seeds. Cover, chill and eat within 24 hours.


  1. To make the labneh, mix the yoghurt, lime and coriander together in a bowl. Line another small bowl with a square of muslin. Spoon the yogurt mixture into the bowl, pull up the ends of the muslin and tie the yoghurt into a ball. Tie the ends of the muslin onto a wooden spoon and suspend over a bowl or jug. Place in the fridge overnight to strain.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the carrots with 1 tsp of the oil, 2 tsp of the lime juice, the cumin and lots of ground black pepper. Tip onto a foil-lined baking tray and roast for 20 mins. Turn the carrots and return to the oven for a further 10 mins or until tender and lightly browned. Set aside.

  3. Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone. Scoop out the flesh from each half in one piece with a serving spoon. Slice on a chopping board, then toss with the remaining lime juice.

  4. Untie the labneh and spread it over two plates, top with the salad leaves, carrots and avocado. Drizzle over the remaining oil, sprinkle with the seeds and serve with lime wedges.

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