RECIPE: Caper and mint labne

Labne is a soft cheese made by straining natural yogurt. It is an incredibly versatile ingredient which can be used in savoury and sweet preparations. Labne is a great source of probiotics which can support and promote good digestive health.


  • 1 cup labne
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots/chives
  • 2 tablespoons capers in brine, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoon EVOO, to drizzle
  • sumac, to garnish (optional)
  • flaked salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, combine labne with salt and garlic.
  • Scoop labne mix into a shallow dish and make swoops with the back of a spoon.
  • Garnish with chopped herbs, capers and raisins.
  • Drizzle liberally with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Season with flaked salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy with warm pita bread or vegetable crudites.

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