Crispy, Spicy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Cilantro Labneh

Crispy, Spicy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Cilantro Labneh

Brightland's Chef in Residence, Noreen Wasti, has shared the recipe for Crispy, Spicy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Cilantro Labneh, highlighting how to cook boldly with our new, limited-run Robust Trio

"Who doesn’t love a crispy smashed potato? They are viral on TikTok for a reason. This recipe highlights the combination of ARDOR and ROSETTE in preparation."

"ARDOR adds spice and heat to the potatoes while roasting, complemented by a few dried spices. ROSETTE with labneh, cilantro, and lemon is the creamy cool down you need."

"This dish kind of reminds me of nostalgic old school potato chips with ranch dip, and I’m here for it."

Crispy, Spicy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Cilantro Labneh

By Noreen Wasti



for the potatoes 

  • 1 lb baby gold (yellow) potatoes  
  • 1 Tbsp + 1/2 tsp salt, divided 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning 
  • 1/4 cup ARDOR olive oil 

for the labneh 

  • 1 cup labneh 
  • handful chopped cilantro (about 1/4 cup) + more for garnishing  
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp ROSETTE olive oil 



for the potatoes 

Preheat oven to 425F.

Place potatoes and 1 tablespoon of salt in a large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until fork  tender, about 15-20 minutes.

Drain potatoes and transfer to a large bowl. Add garlic powder, smoked paprika, old bay seasoning, 1/2  teaspoon of salt, and ARDOR. Toss to coat the potatoes evenly.

Place potatoes on a large sheet pan and use the bottom of a mug/cup/bowl (anything works) to smash the  potatoes flat.

Roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes until golden and crispy. Prepare labneh in the meantime. 

for the labneh

In a medium size bowl, combine the labneh, cilantro, lemon juice, ROSETTE, and salt. Mix well.

To assemble: spread the labneh on a plate and layer the potatoes on top.

Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and any additional tender herbs you have on hand.