1 minute Labneh

Ok I sorta lied. Yes, it takes 1 minute to prepare. But 8-12 hours to sit untouched before it’s ready. Still have your attention? Read on. You’ll thank me when you next have a dinner party.


  • 500g Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh herbs (Parsley, coriander, mint or thyme etc)
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil


  1. Mix salt and yoghurt well.
  2. Layout a cheese/ muslin cloth and pour yoghurt into middle of it.
  3. Pick up corners of muslin cloth and tie a knot.
  4. Attach the knot to a pot handle with some rubber bands or string.
  5. Leave overnight (8 to 12hrs) in fridge for whey (white liquid) to drain.
  6. After most of the whey has drained off and the Labneh is nice and firm, remove from sift/ cloth and served with a good glug of olive oil and some herbs (I used thyme and parsley).

Note: If you don’t have a cheesecloth, lay some kitchen paper over a sift, pour yoghurt in and rest the sift over a pot. Works well too.

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