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Savory Cucumber Avocado Parfait

A green smoothie garnished with fresh avocado and cucumber slices

Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 1 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 3 TBSP labneh (spreadable strained yogurt), divided
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 12 small cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups cucumber, peeled and sliced into 1/8-inch slices, divided
  • 1/4 tsp 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 1/2 inch.
  6. Layer 4 to 5 cucumber slices on top.
  7. Continue to layer with yogurt mixture and cucumber slices until the bag is empty. 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 the 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 do not have chili-lime seasoning, mix equal parts sea salt, chili powder, and lime or lemon juice for the seasoning.

Nutrition per serving: 177 calories, 13g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 13g protein.