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Homemade Yogurt Cheese with Fresh Herbs

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

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easy
Difficulty
30 min.
Preparation
 • Ready in 1 d 1 hr 30 min.
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Nutritions
Fat19 g
Saturated Fat Acids4.6 g
Protein13 g
Roughage12.5 g
Sugar added0 g
Calorie304
1 serving contains
Calories304
Protein/g13
Fat/g19
Saturated fatty acids/g4.6
Carbohydrates/g18
Added sugar/g0
Roughage/g12.5
Bread exchange unit1.5
Cholesterol/mg13
Uric acid/mg73
Vitamin A/mg0.2
Vitamin D/μg0.1
Vitamin E/mg2.5
Vitamin B₁/mg0.2
Vitamin B₂/mg0.5
Niacin/mg4
Vitamin B₆/mg0.2
Folate/μg90
Pantothenic acid/mg1.4
Biotin/μg16
Vitamin B₁₂/μg1
Vitamin C/mg35
Potassium/mg896
Calcium/mg432
Magnesium/mg70
Iron/mg2.4
Iodine/μg28
Zinc/mg1.3

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Ingredients
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)

Ingredients

for 2 servings
2 sprigs
2 sprigs
1 sprig
1 pound
½ teaspoon
15 ounces
12
1 ounce
Black olives (pitted)
1
red Onion
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
1 sprig
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Preparation steps

Step 1/6
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.

Step 2/6
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).

Step 3/6
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. 

Step 4/6
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.

Step 5/6
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.

Step 6/6
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.

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