Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine

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Labneh, Herb, and Cucumber Tartine
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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Prep5 m
Cook2 m
2
Servings
476
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*
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1/4 cucumber, sliced thinly and then cut into matchsticks
  • 8 mint leaves, chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro leaves
  • 4 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
23g
45%
Carbs
79g
26%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.7%
Vitamin C
6mg
9%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.6%
Vitamin K
16µg
20%
Calcium
152mg
15%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
87µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
245µg
61%
Folic acid
93µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
55mg
14%
Monounsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
35%
Phosphorus
165mg
24%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
312mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
36.3%
Sodium
885mg
37%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
67%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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