Labneh Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Labneh cheese recipe? Learn how to make Labneh cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kosherbeef

Makes 12 servings



low fat , spiced, easy to make cheese

Recipe Ingredients for Labneh cheese

1 quart whole yogurt
1 1/2 t ground cumin
1 1/2 t. dried spearmint
1/2 t. Aleppo pepper or chili flakes
1 1/2 t. sea salt

Recipe Directions for Labneh cheese

  1. Put a large colander in a bowl. Line the colander with a double layer of cheesecloth. Pour in the yogurt, and tie the cheesecloth into a ball. For bonus points, tie cheesecloth around a wooden spoon or something you can hang over the colander rim so it is suspended. That will help it drain faster, using its own weight.

  2. Put the whole apparatus in the refrigerator overnight.

  3. Make sure there is enough room in the bowl to catch the liquid, we don't want a mess in your fridge.

  4. Remove the yogurt from the cheesecloth into a clean bowl. It should be firm enough to form somewhat decent balls at this point. If not, drain it more. Mix in the cumin, spearmint, pepper and sea salt.

  5. To serve, fill a shallow bowl with about 1/8" of olive oil. Grease your hands and form balls a bit smaller than a golf ball. Arrange in the dish, and garnish with roughly chopped parsley or cilantro.

Categories

Appetizers

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 76.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
61
Calories from Fat
27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.0g
5%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
278mg
12%
Potassium
156mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
5.4g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
3.0g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 15% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very high in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement