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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 32.0
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 280.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

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Homemade Fat-Free Cream Cheese (Labneh)

Submitted by: KFCOOKE
Homemade Fat-Free Cream Cheese (Labneh)

Introduction

This traditional Middle Eastern yogurt cheese is very versatile and couldn't be easier to make. It's a real winner at only 32 calories per 1/4 cup. This traditional Middle Eastern yogurt cheese is very versatile and couldn't be easier to make. It's a real winner at only 32 calories per 1/4 cup.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    32 oz tub of fat free plain yogurt
    1 tsp salt

Directions

Empty the yogurt into a bowl, add the salt, and stir or whisk until smooth. Place a clean handkerchief or cheese cloth in a small colander in the sink. Pour the yogurt mixture into the colander; the whey will begin to drain out of the yogurt. Lift the four corners of the cloth together to form a sort of sling and secure it with a strong rubber band. Suspend the sling in the sink by looping the rubber band around the kitchen faucet, or suspend it in the refrigerator for freshness with a bowl to catch the whey. After about 24 hours, the whey will have drained off. Open up the cloth, mold the cheese into a ball, and store in the refrigerator. Eat within one week.

Makes approximately 10 1/4-cup servings.

Serving suggestions:

1. Spread on a bagel. Mix crushed garlic and herbs in with the finished cheese to create your own bagel spread.

2. Use in place of sour cream.

3. Serve like they do in the Middle East by forming into a ball with a depression in the center, drizzling with olive oil, sprinkling with fresh chopped mint, and serving with toasted pita points. Goes well with strong coffee.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KFCOOKE.






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  • Incredible!
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    Love this stuff... I don't add the salt though. It's awesome in that you can eat plain, or flavor as you wish... wither sweet or savory!! - 9/12/12

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