Recipe For Labneh

In June I received my issue of Taste Magazine. I have subscribed for 11 years and was debating whether or not to cancel my subscription as I only really read the magazine for my friend Sam Woulidge’s column. However, when I found the recipe for Labneh on page 54 I decided I would renew my subscription as finally I had a recipe to try! Well, the recipe for labneh proved to be easy, but renewing my subscription was not! I clicked on the link to renew my subscription by paying with a credit card and it was not until my statement had arrived and the next issue of the magazine had not arrived did I see that the charge had not gone off my card. For some reason, the charge was declined – and this had nothing to do with there not being enough credit available. I tried again to make the payment with my credit card – and I used all four to no avail, each one being declined. It seems as if RNA had some issue and so I gave up. But, I did not give in! I decided to call on the lovely team at Taste Magazine to see if they could help me. They did not know how to resolve the issue with regard to credit card payments, but they made sure I would receive the next 11 issues of the magazine by gifting them to me. I have just collected the 100th issue – well done Taste team on such a fantastic achievement, and such a wonderful gift.

Labneh Coated In Za'Atar
Labneh Coated In Za’Atar

 

Labneh
 
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Ingredients
  • 500g Greek yoghurt
  • Za'Atar for garnish
  • Olive oil for drizzling
Method
  1. Place a sieve over a bowl
  2. Line the sieve with muslin
  3. Pour the yoghurt into the muslin
  4. Make a ball of the yoghurt, using the muslin and secure the top tightly
  5. Place into the fridge overnight
  6. The next day transfer the yoghurt to a dry piece of muslin and repeat the process
  7. Once the yoghurt has firmed up scoop a tablespoon measure at a time and form balls while rolling in the za'atar
  8. Drizzle with olive oil to serve
My Notes
If you don't have muslin use a kitchen cloth. Place the extras into a sterilized glass jar and top with olive oil

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38 thoughts on “Recipe For Labneh

  1. Labneh is one of my very favorite things. 🙂 We make it for our medieval camp outs every year, and somehow it always tastes even more delicious with the hint of woodsmoke from the nearby fire. 🙂
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    1. Smoked labneh sounds like a good idea Krista 🙂

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  2. So easy to buy good labneh here – love that you made your own though.

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    1. I am sure you also get lots of varieties there Sally 🙂

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  3. That’s what a loyal customer like you deserves 🙂 Great customer service plus a great recipe! Happy Sunday, Tandy!!!

    Gourmet Getaways xx
    Gourmet Getaways sharing the blog ♥ North Restaurant Food & Wine CairnsMy Profile

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    1. Thank you Julie, and a happy week to you:)

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  4. Wow it looks so cute and easy to make also

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    1. They are very easy to make! Thank you for the visit 🙂

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  5. This labneh looks absolutely fantastic, great recipe 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thanks Uru 🙂

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  6. wow, that a very sweet kind of friend of you Tandy….
    your labneh looks damn delicious!!!

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    1. It is very delicious Dedy and it was very kind 🙂

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  7. Haven’t made this for ages – thanks for such a great reminder!

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    1. My pleasure 🙂

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  8. I always learn something new from your blog and today is no exception. Never heard of labneh before, but looks like a great afternoon snack item to me. Don’t have too many magazine subscriptions except a Taste of Home because of its country cooking recipes that actually motivate me =)
    Laura @ Raise Your Garden sharing the blog ♥ Wasting FoodMy Profile

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    1. That sounds like a great magazine Laura, and this would make a lovely afternoon snack 🙂

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  9. This is how we make labneh here too. It’s so tasty and delicious. Is Taste a South African magazine? Not a big fan of the Australian version with the same name 🙂
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    1. It is a South African magazine, produced in conjunction with Woolworths SA (Marks and Spencer equivalent in UK) 🙂

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  10. OMG, is it really that easy to make Tandy?! I need to do this!
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    1. I could not believe it either Lizzy!

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  11. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of Labneh before. It seems so simple and looks so delicious.

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    1. It is really simple to make 🙂

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  12. Oooh, lucky girl! I love any kind of recipe magazines and would have a subscription to them all if I could. What a gift!
    I’ve never tried labneh but now I’m definitely intrigued. Seems so easy to make!

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    1. It is an amazing gift indeed Helen 🙂

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  13. Hi Tandy, you make the preparation look so easy, I bet this is delicious!
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    1. It as that easy and very delicious 🙂

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  14. Snap – Tandy – we have boutique cheese company here in Hawke’s Bay who make Labneh, they call it Lebanese Cream Cheese and I was just doing some work for them on this yesterday:)
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    1. How lucky you got to work with them Rachel 🙂

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  15. I’ve never heard of labneh, but this looks just lovely!

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    1. Thank you 🙂

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  16. That’s so awesome they gifted you the next 11 issues – now that’s customer service!
    Btw – I’ve never had Labneh – I am so intrigued!

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    1. It was a stunning gift and great customer service. Thanks for the visit Shashi 🙂

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  17. I love labneh AND za’atar…so I definitely need these bites!

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    1. I have some left over if you want to visit ….

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  18. I had never heard of labneh but these little balls are so impressive. Ditto the response of Taste to your card dramas – what great customer service.
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    1. It was fantastic customer service indeed 🙂

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  19. oooh i’ve never even heard of labneh before, but these look amazing! 🙂
    the hobbit kitchen x
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    1. Thank you Holly 🙂

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