Labneh (Lebanese Cream Cheese)

Labneh (Lebanese Cream Cheese) This is the Lebanese version of cream cheese, a lot tastier and lower in calories. Serve on a plate, sprinkled with olive oil, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers and mint. Or simply spread it like cream cheese on pita bread.


Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 5 mins

    COOK : 1 day

    TOTAL : 1 day

    SERVING : 32

    YIELD : 2 pounds

Instructions Checklist
  • Line a large colander with a cheesecloth. Stir salt into the yogurt, and pour the yogurt into the cheesecloth. Set the colander in the sink or bowl to catch the liquid that drains off. Leave to drain for 24 hours.

  • After draining for the 24 hours, transfer the resulting cheese to a bowl. Stir in the olive oil. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Per Serving: 92 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 8.6g; fat 3.6g; cholesterol 7.4mg; sodium 158.5mg.