Labneh and Za’atar - Collected Foods

Labneh and Za’atar - Collected Foods

Makes: 1 ½ cups


  • 2 cups Plain Yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Sea Salt Flakes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Collected Foods Zaatar
  • 2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (for serving)
  • Pita Chips (for serving)


  • Cute a piece of cheesecloth or muslin towel into a 1 foot square.  Place cloth over a strainer and pour yogurt into the cloth.  Add salt and Za’atar and stir lightly with a spoon.
  • Fold the corners of the cloth into its center and tie together with a string.  Place the strainer holding the yogurt into a larger bowl to catch the draining liquid, and place a heavy plate on top of the tied cheesecloth.  Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.  (Mixture can be left for up to 3 days.)
  • Remove mixture from the bowl, discarding the excess liquid.  Unwrap the cheesecloth and transfer the mixture to a bowl.  
  • Stir the Labneh until smooth.  Drizzle with olive oil and additional Za’atar and serve with pita chips. 

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