Labneh with Olive Oil and Za’atar

Labneh (Middle Eastern strained yogurt) is similar to Greek yogurt but thicker in consistency and richer in flavor. Sour, creamy and buttery, you will love this easy appetizer of labneh drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with za’atar.
Labneh with Olive Oil and Za'atar - The Lemon BowlZa’atar is one of those ingredients that I always have on hand. I grew up eating it and as an adult, I continue to use it to season meals in one form or another almost daily. Today’s recipe is one of my favorite snacks and also makes a great appetizer for dinner parties or casual entertaining.

Pita with Labneh and Za'atar - The Lemon BowlCreamy labneh is a Middle Eastern staple often eaten at breakfast. It is similar in consistency to crème fraîche, sour cream or Greek yogurt. It is nice and tangy which is why it compliments so well with silky olive oil, earthy za’atar and a good pinch of salt.

Lebneh with Olive Oil and Zaatar - The Lemon BowlI urge you to serve it with my easy-as-can-be Baked Pita Chips with Za’atar but it is also delicious with sesame crackers, lavash bread or fresh veggies.

No fork required.

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Labneh with Olive Oil and Za'atar
 
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Labneh (Middle Eastern strained yogurt) is similar to Greek yogurt but thicker in consistency and richer in flavor. Sour, creamy and buttery, you will love this easy appetizer of labneh drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with za'atar.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 16
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Spread labneh out in a thin layer on a medium serving platter or large plate. It's important to spread out in a thin layer as opposed to serving in a bowl so that every bite gets a bit of the spices and olive oil.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with za'atar and salt.
  3. Serve with pita chips, veggies or fresh pita bread.
Notes
Labneh can be made at home or you can find in most Middle Eastern or international grocery stores.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tablespoons Calories: 111 Fat: 8.4 g Saturated fat: 3.5 g Unsaturated fat: 4.9 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 2 g Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 173 mg Fiber: 0 Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 20 mg

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I’ve never tried that kind of yogurt, but it sounds amazing. I’ll have to look for it! And this recipe–mmm, all those luscious, exotic flavors. :)

  2. Ani B says

    I grew up watching my mom make this and love that my kids love eating it now. I’m so glad you posted it.

  3. Sara says

    No way! I just had labneh with zaatar and olive oil few minutes before seeing your post on my email inbox! :D
    I used goat labneh and brown toasted pumpernickle bread.

  4. Ale says

    Hi! I was wondering if you know where to buy labneh. I have had it in my home country but I have not found it in the US…

  5. Shareen says

    You can even serve it on toast or warmed pita with some fresh tomatoes and kalamata olives. We love it with mint tea!

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