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Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs

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Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs

Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs - A very special treat, Lebanese style

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Health Score:
9,6 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 d 1 hr 30 min.
Ready in
Calories:
304
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

The popular Middle Eastern cheese known as Labneh needs a bit of time to drain, but has a delicious flavor and a good dose of bone-strengthening calcium. The artichokes are also a great source of inulin, which improves the intestinal flora.

Crispy baked whole grain flat bread is the perfect accompaniment for this dish.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie304 kcal(14 %)
Protein13 g(13 %)
Fat19 g(16 %)
Carbohydrates18 g(12 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage12.5 g(42 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E2.5 mg(21 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin4 mg(33 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate90 μg(30 %)
Pantothenic acid1.4 mg(23 %)
Biotin16 μg(36 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1 μg(33 %)
Vitamin C35 mg(37 %)
Potassium896 mg(22 %)
Calcium432 mg(43 %)
Magnesium70 mg(23 %)
Iron2.4 mg(16 %)
Iodine28 μg(14 %)
Zinc1.3 mg(16 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.6 g
Uric acid73 mg
Cholesterol13 mg
Development of this recipe:
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Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
2 sprigs parsley
2 sprigs Basil
1 sprig mint
1 pound Yogurt (low-fat)
½ teaspoon Sea salt
15 ounces Artichoke bottoms (canned)
12 Cherry tomatoes
1 ounce black olives (pitted)
1 red onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons Orange juice
salt
peppers
1 sprig oregano
How healthy are the main ingredients?
olive oilOrange juiceparsleyBasilmintoregano
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Plate, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Kitchen towel (or cheesecloth)

Preparation steps

1.
Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs preparation step 1

Rinse parsley, basil and mint, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop finely. In a small bowl, mix herbs with yogurt and the sea salt.

2.
Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs preparation step 2

Line a fine-mesh sieve with a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth. Place sieve over a bowl, pour yogurt mixture into sieve and fold edges of towel over the top. Cover with a heavy plate. Let drain in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours (or up to 36-48 hours).

3.
Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs preparation step 3

When yogurt cheese is ready, drain artichokes and cut into quarters. Rinse tomatoes, drain and halve. 

4.
Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs preparation step 4

Coarsely chop olives. Peel red onion and finely chop. In a bowl, combine artichokes, tomatoes, olives and red onion.

5.
Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs preparation step 5

Add olive oil and orange juice to onion mixture, season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to develop. Rinse oregano and shake dry.

6.
Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs preparation step 6

Remove cheese from the lined sieve. With moistened hands, form the yogurt cheese into small balls. Season with pepper, garnish with oregano and serve salad on the side.