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Labneh! One of my most requested recipes ❤️. It is a middle eastern strained yogurt that has a soft cheese like texture. I use it as a spread usually but straining it a bit extra to form the balls is also great. Growing up with a Syrian dad this was basically breakfast!

If you loved this recipe, you have to check out my Crispy Yolks Spicy Edition (perfect way to use your labneh)

Why You’ll Love Labneh

Labneh was a staple at my parents house growing up, and not it’s a staple in mine! Of course I had to add the Nadia Flair and I decided to make them into balls coated in za’atar and sumac. These are soft, spreadable and insanely delicious.

Substitutions

As for substitutions, you can swap the plain yogurt for greek yogurt. You can also leave the za’atar and sumac out if you just want to eat it plain.

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Recipe Tip

You can strain 24 hrs if you prefer a thinner consistency!

Labneh

By Nadia Aidi
Labneh! One of my most requested recipes ❤️. It is a middle eastern strained yogurt that has a soft cheese like texture. I use it as a spread usually but straining it a bit extra to form the balls is also great. Growing up with a Syrian dad this was basically breakfast!

Ingredients 

  • 32 oz plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Za’atar to taste
  • Sumac to taste
  • Pita

Directions 

  • Add the salt to the yogurt and mix
  • Double up the cheesecloth and set atop a strainer, which is set atop a bowl 🤣
  • Add the yogurt in the center of the cloth, cover it up real well and place a can of beans atop for weight
  • Let sit in the fridge for 48 hrs. I squeeze the extra moisture out when forming balls
  • Coat them in za’atar and sumac. Add them to a container, cover in olive oil. Store in the fridge for a week

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Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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