Ramadan Recipes: Labneh

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 04 April 2023 Last update: Monday، 15 May 2023
Ramadan Recipes: Labneh

Labneh is a type of strained yogurt cheese commonly found in Middle Eastern cuisine. It has a consistency similar to cream cheese and is often served as a dip or as part of a mezze, typically paired with pita bread, Za'atar, olive oil, fresh vegetables, and mint. Labneh originates from the Levant region, encompassing modern-day Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine.

What do you eat Labneh with?

Labneh is commonly paired with olive oil and fresh pita bread for dipping.

Is Labneh similar to Greek yogurt?

It shares a similar taste to Greek yogurt, but it is creamier and thicker.

Is Labneh a cheese or yogurt?

Labneh is technically a strained yogurt, which results in a consistency that is similar to the soft cheese.

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  • Ingredients

    • 10 Minutes
    • 4 Serving
    • 14 Calories
750 grams of Natural Yogurt
1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Method & Directions

    • 10 Minutes
  1. Mix the ingredients
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    Mix the ingredients in a bowl
  2. Place a strainer
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    In a separate bowl, place a strainer so that it is elevated and not touching the bottom of the bowl. Then, place the cheesecloth into the strainer
  3. Place salt and yoghurt together
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    Put the mixture of yogurt and salt into the cheesecloth and secure it by tying it up
  4. Prevent the cheesecloth
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    To prevent the cheesecloth from touching the bottom of the bowl, you can place a trivet underneath the bowl and tie the cheesecloth to a wooden spoon resting on top of the bowl
  5. Let it strain
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    Letting it strain for up to 48 hours in the refrigerator but 24 hours is also sufficient to achieve a thicker consistency
  6. Serve
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    After spreading the strained mixture onto a plate, add your preferred seasoning like garlic and chili flakes or Za'atar, and drizzle some olive oil on top. Serve it with pita bread
  • Nutrition Facts

Calories 14
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