Citrus chilli labne

Chillies and citrus zests add a delicious kick to this traditional Middle Eastern style cheese from Celia Brooks Brown
By Celia Brooks Brown
Citrus chilli labne
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes plus up to 36 hrs for draining
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

main

  • 500 ml whole milk yogurt
  • 2 red chillies, chopped
  • zest of 1 oranges, grated
  • zest of 1 lemons, grated
  • pinch of salt
  • 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Method

1. Line a fine sieve with muslin or a clean j-cloth. Set the sieve over a deep bowl, so there is plenty of space for the whey to drain away.

2. Mix yoghurt thoroughly with chillies, citrus zests and salt.

3. Scoop into the cloth and smooth down. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 24-36 hours. Turn out onto a plate and drizzle with olive oil.

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