Labneh - Strained yogurt

Edward Karaa
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 bowl (3 servings)
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

  • 3 cups yogurt (plain)
  • 1 teaspoon salt​

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.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 155
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 32 mg
Sodium 113 mg
Carbohydrates 13 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 9 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)