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Labneh recipe

Best Labneh (Easy & Homemade!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 24 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 hours
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This best homemade labneh recipe makes a thick, creamy spread, also called yogurt cheese. It’s great on bagels, sandwiches, or as a dip for pita bread!


Ingredients

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  • 32 ounces plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cheesecloth or handkerchief

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the plain whole milk yogurt and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
  2. Pour the yogurt into a cheesecloth or handkerchief and tie it over a wooden spoon. Hang the cheese cloth over a pitcher and allow to strain in a refrigerator for 24 hours.
  3. After 24 hours, several cups of whey should strain from the yogurt. That’s it! Transfer the labneh to a container or use immediately. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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