Garlic Pepper Labneh

Enjoy labneh, a thick, tangy Middle Eastern yogurt, seasoned simply with crushed red pepper, black pepper and garlic, then topped with some herbs and a drizzle of good olive oil. It’s a great dip for bread and veggies.

Serves: 8
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
5 mins Prep time
5 mins Prep time
  • Mix labneh and spices in small bowl until well blended.

  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with fresh or toasted pita bread.

Cooking tip

• Labneh is a Middle Eastern fresh cheese that is made from strained yogurt. It is served as a dip or spread for pita or other bread at any meal. Find it in the dairy or specialty cheese section of some supermarkets, gourmet cheese stores or Middle Eastern markets.

• If prepared labneh is unavailable, make your own. Line a strainer with a few layers of cheesecloth or muslin. Place strainer in a deep bowl. Mix 2 cups plain Greek-style or regular full-fat yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spoon into lined strainer. Fold up ends of cheesecloth. Let stand in refrigerator 12 to 18 hours. Spoon drained yogurt into small bowl, discarding liquid. Add 2 tablespoons sour cream. Continue as directed in recipe.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 80Calories: 80Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 15mgProtein: 1g
  • Total Fat: 8gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 1g