Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine

Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine
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  • 2/3 Cups  labneh*
  • slices sourdough bread
  • 1/4  cucumber, sliced thinly and then cut into matchsticks
  • mint leaves, chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon  cilantro leaves
  • cherry tomatoes, cut into chunks
  •   Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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by Alain Coumont and Jean-Pierre Gabriel

Commonly used in Middle Eastern cooking, labneh is a cheese-like type of strained yogurt. You can can easily prepare a version of it at home — spread it on bread instead of cream cheese.

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Spread the labneh on the bread. Top with the cucumber, mint, and cilantro, then divide the tomato pieces between the 2 portions. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately.


*Note: If you can't find labneh, you can make a version of the strained yogurt yourself. Simply line a strainer or sieve with muslin or cheesecloth and place over a small bowl. Pour 1 cup plain yogurt with a 3.5 percent fat content into the lined strainer, bring together the edges of the cloth to form a bundle, and tie it with string. Drain in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours, but ideally overnight.

Squeeze the bundle every few hours to get rid of the excess liquid, then squeeze again tightly before using.


Calories per serving:

357 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 15g 23%
  • Carbs 112g 37%
  • Saturated 1g 5%
  • Fiber 6g 22%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 36g 72%
  • Cholesterol 26mg 9%
  • Sodium 1,251mg 52%
  • Calcium 250mg 25%
  • Magnesium 80mg 20%
  • Potassium 513mg 15%
  • Iron 8mg 44%
  • Zinc 2mg 15%
  • Phosphorus 238mg 34%
  • Vitamin A 296µg 33%
  • Vitamin C 12mg 20%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 94%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 51%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 49%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 15%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 253µg 63%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 26µg 32%
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