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Herbed Labneh


  • 2 C Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 2-3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/2 C Extra Virgin Olive oil

Equipment Needed

  • Cheesecloth and strainer


  1. Line a sieve or a strainer with cheesecloth and set over a big enough bowl. Place yogurt in the center of the cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth to cover yogurt. Place the yogurt along with the bowl in refrigerator. allow to drain for at least 24 hours.
  2. Take the strained yogurt which will now be soft and cheese like. Scoop out little balls and place in a glass jar.
  3. Add the herbs and salt and garlic powder to the oil and mix. Pour this mix into the glass jar with cheese. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours before using.