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Classic Labne

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Ingredients
  Greek yogurt/Mediterranean 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Dried mint/Fresh 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
  Pita chips 1 Cup (16 tbs) (To Serve)
Directions

MAKING
1. Put a fine strainer in a large bowl but make sure it is not touching the bottom.
2. Layer a cheese cloth over the strainer, pour the yogurt into the cheese cloth and twist the cheese cloth tightly closed, put in the refrigerator for 2 days.
3. Open the cheese cloth and store the labne in an airtight container.

SERVING
4. You can serve it plain with olive oil or you can make a variation. Just mix some of the finished labne with minced garlic and mint, spread in a dish and garnish with olives and olive oil.
5. Serve with pita bread or pita chips.

NOTE
You can store labne in the refrigerator for up to 10-15 days.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Dish: 
Spread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Yogurt
Interest: 
Healthy
Servings: 
6
This creamy cheese/yogurt spread is made from Greek yogurt. It is not the yogurt but a cheese spread made from the yogurt that is soft and creamy, similar to cream cheese. This goes so wonderfully with toast, pita bread or even mixed with a little mint and garlic as an appetizer.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 218 Calories from Fat 125

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 0.73 g3.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 66 mg2.7%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.4%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.3%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 8 g15.2%

Vitamin A 5.3% Vitamin C 3.4%

Calcium 5% Iron 14.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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