Afghan American Party Dip
With the Super Bowl just a short ways away, I had to share some of my favorite foods for the big game. And what better way to kick it off than a dip that has become legendary and addictive: this Afghan fusion recipe is the perfect Super Bowl party food and such an easy recipe! Guests are always clamoring for the recipe when they take a bite, and I don't know what I love mor
e, how easy this is to whip up or how delicious it is to indulge in.
This is an Afghan fusion take on a classic dip called Neiman Marcus dip. What is Neiman Marcus dip? It was created by Helen Corbitt who served as the director of food services at Neiman Marcus' flagship Zodiac Restaurant in Texas. She created it for the restaurant in the 1950's, and it has remained a popular classic ever since.
I took inspiration from the base of this dish and whipped up my own Afghan American twist! I love creating fusion foods, and this is in my top ten list. It uses labne, or chaka as it's called in Dari/Farsi, which is a thickened strained yogurt. Combined with chopped scallions, some freshly shredded cheddar cheese, and turkey "bacon" (breakfast meat), this dip tastes lick your finger delicious. I serve mine with tortilla chips but you can switch it up and serve it with a side of Doritos or Fritos for an extra punch of flavor.
Don't love turkey "bacon" (breakfast meat)? Don't worry-- it tastes just as good with ground beef. In fact, I interchange which meat I throw in each time. Hope you enjoy this easy Super Bowl dip recipe! Noshejaan!
Afghan American Party Dip Recipe
One 16oz container of Labne
2 cups cheddar cheese
1-2 bunches of green onions
8 pieces of turkey "bacon" (breakfast meat)
OR if using ground beef, 1 cup cooked ground beef
Wash your green onions, use less if you prefer a less intense kick. Finely chop them and set aside into a large bowl.
Add your labne and cheddar cheese to the green onions.
Cook your breakfast meat as usual. I prefer to place them in an oven on parchment paper for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F.
After your breakfast meat is cooked, place on a chopping board and chop into smaller cubed pieces.
If you are using cooked ground beef in place of breakfast meat, you can find the recipe for how to cook it here.
Add your meat to the bowl of labne, cheese, and green onions. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Serve in a serving bowl with a side of chips of your choice. Dip and enjoy, noshejaan!