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Labneh Made From Store-Bought Yogurt

  • Author: Lilian B.
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Labneh made from store-bought yogurt is a simple, quick, and easy way to make not sour homemade labneh. 


  • 2 quarts of whole milk yogurt (unsweetened)


  1. Add 2 layers of paper towels (thick quality paper towels) or a cotton cloth fabric in a large strainer. If using paper towels, layer them perpendicularly.
  2. Place the paper towel lined strainer on top of a bowl.
  3. Add the yogurt to the paper towel-lined strainer.
  4. Let the yogurt drain overnight or for a minimum of 6 hours in the fridge.
  5. Drain the liquid whey from the bowl. 
  6. Add salt to taste to labneh.


  1. 2 quarts of yogurt yield about 1 quart of labneh.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Straining Time: 6 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Lebanese


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 104
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 84 mg
  • Fat: 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: labneh, labneh dip, lebneh, labneh yogurt cheese, labneh spread

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