Tag Archives: Labneh

Labneh balls (Labneh makbouseh)

   A slow-food activity for a week-end; making these labneh balls can also pay-off later on when a housewarming gift is needed. Just drain the yogurt overnight (or better yet, for a couple of days); using a small cookie dough scooper, make these little balls, place them on a paper-towel-lined tray, cover them with more […]

Penne with labneh tomato sauce

This is pasta in a jiffy with only 4 ingredients. The sauce is like the Italian vodka sauce, except I replaced the vodka with arak (Lebanese national drink with a strong taste of licorice); here only a teaspoon was enough.  I switched to labneh (drained yogurt) instead of cream. Happy Eid el-Futr to everyone who celebrates! Hoping […]

Olives stuffed with cheese

Or how to eat olives and cheese in one bite! Pick a strong goat cheese to offset the pungent taste of the olives; get some pitted olives and a decorating bag with a tiny tube and you can get this fancy appetizer ready in no time! Photo taken from my aunt’s balcony in Adma, Lebanon. […]

Labneh and butternut squash sauce for pasta

  This is a very easy sauce to make. The contrast between the sweetness of the squash and the onions and the sour taste of labneh or yogurt is (in my mind) pleasant. The texture is rich and creamy, yet the sauce is light (especially if you make the labneh with fat-free Greek yogurt). INGREDIENTS: […]

Cauliflower cocktail

Sorry, I could not think of a better title. This is a cauliflower “cream” made with steamed (and still a bit crunchy) cauliflower and goat yogurt labneh. You can use  Greek yogurt with fine results (and goat cheese if you like the taste), just add a slice of bread to give the cream more body. […]