• Crispy, Spicy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Cilantro Labneh
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Crispy, Spicy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Cilantro Labneh

Recipe by: Noreen Wasti

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." -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 of Brightland ARDOR olive oil


  • 1 Preheat oven to 425F.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 Place potatoes on a large sheet pan and use the bottom of a mug/cup/bowl (anything works) to smash the potatoes flat.
  • 5 Roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes until golden and crispy. Prepare labneh in the meantime.
"This dish kind of reminds me of nostalgic old school potato chips with ranch dip, and I’m here for it." -Noreen Wasti

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 of Brightland ROSETTE olive oil


  • 1 In a medium size bowl, combine the labneh, cilantro, lemon juice, ROSETTE, and salt. Mix well.
  • 2 To assemble: spread the labneh on a plate and layer the potatoes on top.
  • 3 Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and any additional tender herbs you have on hand.