Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine

Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine
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Ingredients

  • 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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Directions

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.

Notes

*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.

Nutrition

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:

18%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 8g 12%
  • Carbs 56g 19%
  • Saturated 1g 3%
  • Fiber 3g 11%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 18g 36%
  • Cholesterol 13mg 4%
  • Sodium 626mg 26%
  • Calcium 125mg 13%
  • Magnesium 40mg 10%
  • Potassium 259mg 7%
  • Iron 4mg 22%
  • Zinc 1mg 8%
  • Phosphorus 119mg 17%
  • Vitamin A 150µg 17%
  • Vitamin C 6mg 10%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 47%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 25%
  • Niacin (B3) 5mg 24%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 127µg 32%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 14µg 18%
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