Sumac Labneh

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Sumac Labneh is a Middle Eastern dip made using thick yogurt and ground sumac. It is healthy and comes together in 5 minutes of active working time.

Here are a few more Middle-Eastern-style recipes that you can try: Mutabal, Traditional Tabouli Salad, Baba Ganoush, Sumac Onions, and Black Bean Hummus.

Sumac labneh served in a bowl.
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About Sumac Labneh

Sumac Labneh (Sumac Labnah) is a three-ingredient Middle Eastern dip in which thick Greek yogurt is flavored with ground sumac.

Labneh, also known as Lebni, Labna, or Labne is a fresh cheese prepared by salting and straining yogurt. It is just like Greek yogurt but is strained further to make Labneh.

It is thick, creamy, and super delicious. When flavored with sumac powder, the taste of this dip is further accentuated.

Serve it as a dip with lavash, veggies, chips, or pita bread, or use it as a spread for your wraps and sandwiches.

Ingredients

Greek Yogurt – For the best result, use whole-milk Greek yogurt. You can also use plain yogurt, but thickening will take longer.

Sumac – This is the star ingredient of this recipe. Use the best quality dried sumac powder.

Salt – Add according to your taste.

You will also need some extra virgin olive oil to garnish the dip. You can also garnish it with pomegranate seeds, red pepper flakes, and mint leaves.

Add some lemon juice and lemon zest to make it tangier.

Mix the labneh with cream cheese or sour cream to make it richer and creamier.

Storage Suggestions

Sumac Labneh will last for two weeks when stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

You can also shape it into small balls with wet hands for better storage and pour olive oil on top before storing them in closed containers.

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Sumac Labneh is a Middle Eastern dip made using thick yogurt and ground sumac. It is super healthy and comes together in 5 minutes of active working time.
5 from 1 vote

Sumac Labneh Recipe

Sumac Labneh is a Middle Eastern dip made using thick yogurt and ground sumac. It is super healthy and comes together in 5 minutes of active working time.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Resting Time: 1 day
Total: 1 day 4 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound Greek yogurt (500 g)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground sumac
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Instructions 

  • Line a sieve with a muslin cloth.
  • Stir together salt and yogurt and pour the mixture into the cloth.
  • Bring the corners of the muslin together and twist to form a tight ball.
  • Place the sieve over a bowl to collect any liquid that drips down (whey).
  • Place the bowl in the fridge and allow to drain for 24-48 hrs or until the yogurt is very thick and creamy.
  • Transfer the thick yogurt to a mixing bowl and mix with ground sumac.
  • Transfer the labneh into the serving bowl and spread it using the back of a spoon. Drizzle on some extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle some sumac powder on top and enjoy!

Notes

You can also garnish the dip with pomegranate seeds, red pepper flakes, and mint leaves.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 332mg, Potassium: 160mg, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Calcium: 126mg, Iron: 1mg
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