Labneh with Olive Oil and Za’atar

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Sour, creamy and buttery, you will love this easy appetizer of labneh drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with za’atar.

Labneh with Zaatar and Olive Oil and Pita Bread


Za’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.

Liz Drizzling Olive Oil

Frequently asked questions:

How is labneh different than yogurt?

Labneh (Middle Eastern strained yogurt) is similar to Greek yogurt but thicker in consistency and richer in flavor.

Where can I buy labneh?

Labneh can be made at home or you can find in most Middle Eastern or international grocery stores.

Labneh with Zaatar Recipe

Creamy 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.

drizzling olive oil onto lebneh

I 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.

lebneh and olive oil side view

Labneh with Olive Oil and Za’atar

4.67 stars average
Sour, creamy and buttery, you will love this easy appetizer of labneh drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with za’atar.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
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Servings16

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with za’atar and salt.
  • Serve with pita chips, veggies or fresh pita bread.

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Nutrition

Calories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 3.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 173mgSugar: 1g
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55 responses to “Labneh with Olive Oil and Za’atar”

  1. Gaby Avatar
    Gaby

    I could snack on this all day long!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s the best snack!! xo

  2. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite Avatar
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite

    I love coming here because I’m always being introduced to new foods. Never heard of labneh and not sure how to pronounce it but I can tell I already love it.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Aww thank you so much!! If you find it, grab it and try it!!!

  3. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl Avatar
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    So addicting and delicious.. I’d just keep on snacking!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      That’s exactly what I did!!

  4. Heidi @foodiecrush Avatar
    Heidi @foodiecrush

    Give me a creamy dip and I don’t care how you pronounce it. Dipping fantastic.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You would love this, Heidi!! Nice pun. ;-)

  5. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch Avatar
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    This looks great! Perfect for casual summer gatherings!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It is perfect for entertaining! It actually tastes better as it comes to room temp, similar to cheese. :)

  6. eat good 4 life Avatar
    eat good 4 life

    I think I could eat the entire bowl all by myself :-) I love the flavors in this!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m pretty sure I ate this whole plate…. :)

  7. Christine from Cook the Story Avatar
    Christine from Cook the Story

    I bet this is very addicting!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Extremely addicting….

  8. Baby June Avatar
    Baby June

    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. :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know if you find it!!! You won’t regret it!

  9. Cassie Avatar
    Cassie

    Drooling into my coffee this morning over this one!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You know what’s funny?? It’s customarily eaten at breakfast with eggs and coffee! :)

  10. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) Avatar
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)

    I love labneh! Give me a bowl of those pita chips and I could totally go to town with this.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I love that you know what it is!!