Recipe: Labneh

Appetizers with herbs
November 17, 2009

Many of you loved the Manakish, so have a look at this lebanese recipe, that is usually served with those arab pizza: labneh, a yogurt seasoned with aromatic herbs.
You can also serve labneh like fresh cheese, on bread and crostini.



1 Kg greek yogurt
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili
1 tbsp thyme
1 tbsp oregano
olive oil

Mix yogurt with salt and place on a white kitchen towel. Bring the four corners together and tie them. Hang it in the refrigerator, suspended over a bowl, for two days.
Roll the yogurt into small balls, place on a towel and, and leave in fridge for another day.
Sprinkle the labneh balls with aromatic herbs, and store covered with olive oil.

Aromatic herbs cheeseA similar recipe:

Aromatic herbs cheese

This post goes to Monthly Mingle, hosted by Dirty Kitchen Secrets with Taste Lebanon as theme.

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Author: tasteofbeirut (URL)

In Lebanon labneh is also made with goat yogurt; I tried to make it once and it is delicious, kind of like a fresh tasting goat cheese.

Author: Graziana

Thank you, I will look for goat yogurt the next time!

Author: Meeta (URL)

Oh I adore labneh - i remeber i used to take the whole tub out of the frisge and sit there with olive oil and lebanese bread just eating it out of the tub!! thanks so much for joining beth & me for the mingle this month!

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