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Labni is a delicious smooth, creamy, soft cheese spread that's served as a dip or condiment. Top with a drizzle of Olive Oil and a bit of dried mint.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Labni
Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 12 hours
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 110kcal
Author kathleen


  • 64 Ounces Plain Yogurt I Like Mountain High
  • 2-3 Teaspoons Salt
  • Dried Mint
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pita Bread


  • Stir salt into yogurt and mix thoroughly.
  •  Line a large bowl with a rectangle of a double thickness of cheesecloth. Pour the yogurt into the bottom of the bowl. Draw up the corners of the cheesecloth and tie securely with butchers twine. It will look like a hobos sack.  
  • Hang it with butchers twine over the faucet of your kitchen sink or on an upper cabinet knob and place a bowl beneath it. Allow to drain overnight. (I do this right before I go to bed and then hubby pops it in the fridge for me as soon as he wakes up. He gets up much earlier than I do!)
  •  Remove from the cheese cloth and refrigerate.


  • Make the dip by spreading a thick layer of the cheese over a plate.  As you do this, create some deeper grooves in a circular pattern following the shape of the plate.  Drizzle with your best olive oil and sprinkle with dried mint.  Serve with fresh or toasted Pita bread cut into wedges.


Serving: 1/10 of the recipe | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 281mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 0.2mg