Are you looking for quick and easy to prepare meal which is also rich in delicious creamy taste and contains a huge amount of essential nutrients for your body? How would you feel if we told you that this meal is characterized with many different flavors that it would feel like you are eating a different type of food every time?
Yes! We are referring here to the delicious labneh that is widely used in Mediterranean countries, especially in Lebanon, Syria, and other countries. Labneh is a type of cheese characterized with a creamy consistency that people usually enjoy at breakfast alongside olive oil. It is also one of the tasty appetizers that’s served with hummus and baba ghanoush.
In this article we will be discussing 6 different types of labneh, their benefits and nutritional value.
When talking about labneh, the questions ‘what is labneh?’ and ‘why do so many people love it?’ come to mind. Labneh is a type of cheese that combines the characteristic taste of yogurt and white cheese. It can be served like regular cheese or rolled into balls and dipped in olive oil.
One of the most unique features of labneh is how easy it is to prepare. All you are going to need is yogurt, a clean cloth, some olive oil and your favorite flavors. Just mix the yogurt with a pinch of salt and add it in a piece of cotton cloth and let it drain for about 2 to 3 days, then
use the milk extract that fell when placing the yogurt in the cloth, place it in a clean jar, cover it with olive oil and add your favorite flavors to it.
This method of labneh preparation is simple and quick, however it may not provide you with the same taste that you are used to when you buy it. This is because the added salt or flavors may be in different portions than that prepared by supermarkets. Luckily, you can now purchase the delicious labneh from the comfort of your home by accessing our online store (Al- Nahda). All you are going to do is access our website and enter your address and it will be delivered to your doorsteps in just a few hours to enjoy your delicious meal with toast or pita bread and a sip of your favorite tea.
Fresh labneh cheese
Labneh is a delicious but healthy alternative to regular cheese as it contains half the fats and calories found in white cheese, where two tablespoons of labneh weighing 28 grams and made of skimmed milk contains only 45 calories. This is prefect for people with different health regimes as it also contains proteins, fats, carbohydrates, calcium, vitamin A and other important nutrients for the body. Labneh also helps promote health as it contains different types of good bacteria. On top of that, Labneh is an excellent alternative for people who are lactose intolerant or for people who dislike dairy products in general as it can be made from soy milk or coconut milk.
Labneh balls with nigella seeds
Eaten alone, Labneh balls are delicious, healthy, and nutritious, as they consist of a wonderful blend of yogurt and healthy olive oil. However, if nigella seeds are added, the nutritional value and tastiness of the labneh are boosted, providing you with the nutrients that can be obtained from two different meals in just one meal. This is a great deal for the body, where, by eating labneh with nigella seeds you will get all the benefits that we mentioned previously along with 12 additional benefits such as relieving asthma symptoms, reducing nasal congestion, controlling blood pressure, and strengthening the body's immune system.
Labneh balls with chili peppers
This type of labneh was made for spicy food lovers. Chili labneh balls are a great way to enjoy the creamy taste of labneh mixed with tasty chili peppers and olive oil on top of your toast. Chili peppers have a variety of health benefits, when mixed with the benefits obtained from labneh can be a great boost for your health if added to your diet. Chili peppers are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and vitamin A. It is also great at contributing to the health of the eyes, skin, hair, and immune system. In addition, it helps in dieting, treating migraines, constipation, and preventing cancer.
Labneh balls with mint
Have you ever had a salty and creamy variety with a cool mint flavor? It's a unique flavor combination that you will lose out on if you don't try it in mint yogurt balls. Indeed, it will provide you with a fantastic flavor that will fulfill your need for diversity and variation without detracting from the numerous health advantages you require but will instead improve them with the limitless benefits of mint. It is high in protein, fat, calcium, iron, vitamins C, A, folic acid, vitamin D, vitamin K, and vitamin B.
Oil dipped labneh balls
This type of labneh balls is an excellent choice for people who like classic easy to prepare food, that doesn’t contain extra flavors or additives but still retains its creamy taste. It is very suitable for people who are looking for a delicious type of cheese that is easy to spread on their favorite type of bread to eat alongside a distinctive drink for a delicious and quick meal.
Labneh balls with zaatar (thyme)
If you are a fan of flavor filled foods, then you will definitely fall in love with this type of labneh balls. Adding thyme to labneh not only enhances its creamy flavors, but also enhances its nutritional values. Thyme is a natural antibiotic and helps treat respiratory diseases, digestive problems, and fight cancer. It is also rich in iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium that are important to boosting the health of the immune system and the body in general.
Finally, Labneh is one of the greatest varieties of cheese since it is simple to prepare and has a distinct flavor as well as several health advantages. It is extremely versatile in its applications, since it may be spread over bread and eaten alone or mixed with other ingredients such as garlic or cucumber to create a delicious and fast entrée. Surprisingly, labneh is an excellent ingredient in marinating for meat and chicken. Not only that, but you'll be surprised to learn that you can prepare a great smoothie with Labneh and your favorite fruit! What are you waiting for? Purchase any of the several varieties of labneh in our store and experiment with them.