Homemade Labneh & Marinated Tomatoes on Sourdough

Mezze dreams come true with this easy Labneh Recipe!  Homemade Labneh is actually very simple, with very little fuss. A creamy Middle Eastern Yogurt Dip or cheese-  makes the perfect base for those open sandwiches. Combined with the flavour burst of tangy marinated tomatoes, and creamy avo atop a fresh slice of sourdough – how can you resist?! And to top it off, a seedy crunch.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Homemade Products
  • Vegetarian
  • Health

Cuisine

  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern

Ingredients

For the Marinated Tomato:

  • 250g exotic cherry tomatoes
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) olive oil
  • Pinch of brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Homemade Labneh:

  • 600g double thick plain yoghurt
  • 2.5ml (1/2 tsp) salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • A handful of parsley, chopped finely

Seed Sprinkle

  • 7.5ml (1 ½ tsp) paprika
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) white sesame seeds
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) black sesame seeds
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) pumpkin seeds
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) sunflower seeds
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) linseeds
  • 15ml (1 Tbsp) poppy seeds
  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 x San Francisco sourdough bread
  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced

Directions

For the marinated tomatoes

  1. Combine all ingredients and allow to stand for about 10-15 minutes before use.
  2. For the Homemade Labneh:

    1. Mix the yoghurt and salt together. Place the yoghurt in a muslin/cheesecloth, bring the cloth’s ends together and tie with kitchen string. Hang the yoghurt over a bowl overnight to catch the liquid whey in the fridge.
    2. The next day, place the soft cheese in a bowl and add lemon zest and parsley.
    3. For the seed sprinkle

      1. Combine all ingredients and toast in a dry frying pan over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes, or until toasty and fragrant.
      2. To assmeble

        1. Slice the bread into desired slices. Spread the labneh on the sourdough. Top with marinated tomatoes and avocado slices. Sprinkle some of the toasted seeds over for a bit of crunch and enjoy.

Notes

You can substitute the sourdough with any other fresh bread of choice.

Make additional seed sprinkle to top on your salads, pastas or whatever you like.

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