Labneh Wa Za'atar (Spiced Yogurt Cheese)

Recipe by Leahs Kitchen
READY IN: 24hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pour 2 cups of yogurt into a white flour sack towel or a few layers of cheese cloth, and squeeze out the whey until you cannot squeeze out any more.
  • Place in a strainer over a bowl and refrigerate for about 24 hours squeezing out the whey every six hours or so until it forms a ball and is the consistency of cream cheese.
  • Toast the sesame seeds in a small frying pan just until they turn golden; remove from heat.
  • Mix together the za'atar spices and toasted sesame seeds in a shallow bowl.
  • Divide the cheese into 3 sections and roll each into a ball.
  • Roll cheese balls one by one in the spices.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with fresh mint. Enjoy!
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