You know how it goes.
It’s after lunch, but the hours until the end of the day (and dinner) seem to stretch endlessly in front of you, your stomach grumbling in displeasure. Lunch was not enough, it complains. Feed me!
It was this precise set of circumstances that led the team here to try labneh.
Labneh is a strained yogurt that originated in the Middle East and around the Mediterranean. It’s richer than its un-strained counterparts, and it has a tangy flavor that lends itself perfectly to both sweet and savory dishes. Unlike the yogurt that graces the shelves of many traditional supermarkets, labneh has a relatively long shelf life, lasting weeks before spoiling or molding. This makes it ideal for stashing away in the back of the office refrigerator, waiting for those afternoons that you’re dying for a snack (or the days when you forgot lunch, and simply cannot face a vending machine).
Put a little labneh on a plate or in a bowl, drizzle it with olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste. Then feel free to dip chips, crackers, or even just toasted bread into the mixture. It’s delicious and, most importantly, filling!
Let us know what you think of labneh down below. We’re converts!