Labneh with Herbed Cucumbers Recipe
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes, plus 12 hours for labneh to drain
Make labneh: Line a fine-mesh strainer with 2 layers of cheesecloth. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, lemon juice and salt. Set strainer over a bowl, transfer yogurt mixture to strainer and cover with more cheesecloth. Place a small plate and a heavy can on top to press out excess liquid from yogurt. Refrigerate 12 hours or overnight.
Make herbed cucumbers: In a medium bowl, toss together cucumbers, oil, shallot and lemon juice and season lightly with salt. Set aside to marinate 5 minutes. Just before serving, stir in herbs and season to taste with salt. Spoon labneh on a plate, top with herbed cucumbers and serve with pitas.