Savory Cucumber Avocado Parfait

Savory Cucumber Avocado Parfait
Photography by Kate Cauffiel | Food styling by Christina Zerkis | Prop styling Alicia Blais

Garnish layers of crisp cucumbers and a tangy seasoned yogurt mixture with a dollop of creamy labneh and a sprinkle of zesty chili-lime seasoning for a no-cook snack or appetizer.

SERVING SIZE: 1 cup (230 grams)
PREP TIME: 3 minutes


  • 1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons labneh (spreadable strained yogurt), divided
  • ½ medium avocado
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) lemon juice
  • 12 small cilantro leaves
  • 1½ cups cucumber, peeled and sliced into ⅛-inch slices, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon chili-lime seasoning, divided


  1. Scoop yogurt and 1 tablespoon labneh into a high-speed blender. Add avocado, sea salt, lemon juice and cilantro.
  2. Process until well-combined and creamy.
  3. Divide yogurt mixture evenly into 2 snack-sized (approximately 150 grams each) plastic food storage bags and seal. Set aside.
  4. Separate 1 cup sliced cucumber into 2 equal portions.
  5. Snip off a corner of one filled bag and squeeze enough contents to coat the bottom of a small glass jar, about ½ inch.
  6. Layer 4 to 5 cucumber slices on top.
  7. Continue to layer with yogurt mixture and cucumber slices until bag is empty and one portion of cucumbers is used.
  8. Garnish with 4 to 5 cucumber slices, 1 tablespoon labneh and ⅛ teaspoon chili-lime seasoning.
  9. Repeat to create the second parfait with remaining ingredients in a second small glass jar.
  10. Serve immediately.

Cooking note: Instead of 2 small jars, use 2 clear 10-ounce plastic cups. Labneh is a Mediterranean spreadable yogurt cheese that is tangy and thick like sour cream. Optionally, substitute equal amounts of sour cream or skyr for labneh. If you don’t have chili-lime seasoning, mix equal parts sea salt, chili powder and lime or lemon juice for the seasoning.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: 177 calories, 9g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 19mg cholesterol, 471mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 6g sugar, 13g protein, 560mg potassium, 205mg phosphorus

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Lauren O’Connor, MS, RDN, is a Los Angeles-based private practice dietitian, recipe developer and owner of Nutri Savvy Health, a program focusing on mindful eating and family nutrition. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.