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Homemade Labneh

Dinners & Sides


ServesPrep. Time
530 mins

If you’re not familiar with Labneh, it’s a soft cheese made by straining yoghurt to remove the whey – don’t worry, it’s still packed with protein! It has a thick texture similar to ricotta or cream cheese. It can be used as a dip, a spread or as a gut-friendly snack on its own. 


  • 500g Greek yoghurt

  • ½ tsp salt


  • 3g fresh mint leaves


  1. Place a sieve over a bowl and line it with a later of cheesecloth or soft cotton fabric.

  2. Stir the salt into the yoghurt, then pour the yoghurt into the centre of the cheesecloth, pull up the corners of the cheesecloth and tie them with a string to make a bag.

  3. Suspend the bag over the bowl overnight so the whey drains out – the longer you leave it in the fridge, the firmer it will be come – after 12 hours the consistency will be that of cream cheese.

  4. Remove the labneh from the cheesecloth and store it in the fridge or get straight into making your dip, spread or creamy snack.


  1. Add mint leaves to taste.