High Protein Labneh cheese Balls
Homemade Labneh Cheese balls allow you to combine thickened greek yogurt with the spices of your choice to make either a sweet or savory side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time14 mins
For the Labneh
- 4 cups Greek Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 3 tablespoons chopped dill
- 3 tablespoons chopped mint
For the Labneh
Place Greek Yogurt in a strainer, and allow it to drain for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
When ready, chop the mint and the dill finely, mix together, and spread across a plate.
Remove the yogurt from the strainer and mix with 1 teaspoon salt.
Shape the yogurt into small balls. Roll the balls into the minced dill and mint.
Place each ball into the jar of flavored oil.
Add additional oil if needed. You want the yogurt balls submerged into the oil so they stay preserved, and not exposed to air.
When ready to serve, remove 1-2 balls carefully and place into a bowl or plate.
Serve with raw vegetables, crackers, or pita bread triangles, or pita chips.
I'm not 100% sure about the nutrition for this recipe:
- Not sure what is in Greek Yogurt after the whey is drained.
- Depends on how much oil you use to spread across your cheese.
- Greek Yogurt is high in protein so I felt comfortable labelling this High protein Labneh
Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 262mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 23.4mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 0.4mg