Labneh - Strained yogurt

Edward Karaa
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 bowl
Labneh is strained yogurt and has a cheeselike consistency. It makes a great alternative to sour or cream cheese. Spread it on bread, bagels, or fresh pita. It is popular for breakfast in the Middle East.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt and salt.
  2. Place mixture in the middle of a large cheesecloth. Bring the sides of the cheesecloth together, making a pouch. Tie the "pouch" with string or twist tie.
  3. Hang in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours with a bowl underneath to catch the whey. You can tie the pouch to a rack in the refrigerator and place a bowl on the shelf below to catch.