Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine

Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine
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Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine

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Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine

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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2
Servings
2
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Vitamin A, RAE
25µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
23µg
26%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
4mg
1%
Sodium, Na
3mg
0%
Water
7g
0%

Cucumber Shopping Tip

There are three different types of cucumbers: slicing, pickling, and “burpless.” If you're making sandwiches, you might want to try the “burpless” variety which are naturally seedless and are less likely to cause gas.

Cucumber Cooking Tip

Salting your cucumber slices and allowing them to drain over a colander for about an hour will get rid of any excess water and keep your sandwich from becoming soggy.