Creamy Labneh
Spice Kitchen - Middle Eastern

Creamy Labneh

All of your dippy dreams come true! This Labneh recipe couldn’t be easier to create, but don’t be fooled by its simplicity, it’s also super tasty.


  • 1kg natural, plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Olive oil, to serve
  • Pinch za’atar, to serve
  • Optional extras: your choice of fresh oregano, pomegranate seeds, paprika, chilli flakes or lemon zest


  1. Carefully place the yoghurt into a bowl, and stir in the salt.
  2. Line another large bowl with a muslin, a double layer of cheesecloth or a clean tea towel. Spoon in the yogurt.
  3. Scoop up the muslin or tea towel and secure with an elastic band or string. Hang over a bowl to drain for up to 24 hours.
  4. When you are ready to serve, spoon the mixture onto a plate.
  5. Drizzle over the olive oil, serve with a sprinkling of za’atar and your pick of the optional extras.
  6. Enjoy with warm pitta, flatbread or chopped veggies.

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