Chili Labneh
Recipe Type: Side, Cheese, Dip
Feel satisfied with this DIY strained yogurt "cheese" that is so simple to make. Add spices and chilies for rich, tangy flavor.
  • A tea towel sized piece of cheese cloth or muslin
  • 250g (8.8 ounces) natural or greek yoghurt
  • ½ clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili flakes of your choice (plus a bit extra for topping)
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried dill (as above)
  • 1 teaspoon zaatar
  • A pinch of salt
  • Olive oil
  1. Line a sieve with the cheesecloth, folded to make a double layer.
  2. Add the yoghurt and remaining ingredients besides the oil and stir well to combine.
  3. Leave in a fridge overnight over a bowl to drain the excess liquid.
  4. Grab the corners of the cheesecloth in the morning to form a bag and squeeze the labneh well to drain out any remaining liquid.
  5. Serve topped with some extra dill, chili flakes, chopped fresh chili if you have it, and olive oil.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at