cream cheese substitute
More importantly, how do you not eat labneh? In the Middle East and Mediterranean, yogurt isn't championed just for breakfast or a mid-day snack, but as a versatile spread, dip, or complementary ingredient to any meal. Labneh is meant to be used and incorporated in recipes throughout the day, not just consumed on its own.
Spread the Possibilities™ and try Plain Labneh as a healthy substitute for:
  • Cream cheese on bagels and toast
  • Sour cream on potatoes, tacos, burritos, chili, or in baked goods
  • Mayonnaise in tuna, egg, pasta or potato salads, or in snacking dips
  • Soft cheeses or savory dips on crudité platters
  • Cream or milk in alfredo sauce and mashed potatoes
The possibilities widen when you consider our other labneh flavors!
  • Our sweeter flavors are perfect dips for fruit platters or bases for frosting
  • Our Apricot Pistachio labneh and Garden Grapes & Almonds labneh pair wonderfully with crackers and white wine as a rich appetizer
  • Our Chocolate Banana-Nut labneh is a richer, healthier alternative to other chocolate and hazelnut spreads – and it's incredibly delicious!
Labneh is perfect as a spread or dip to enjoy with crackers, pretzels, vegetables and fruits, bagels, and toast, cookies, muffins, and more! In traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, labneh is enjoyed as a savory complement to dishes such as Shakshuka (eggs poached in tomato sauce), grilled kebebs, and stuffed eggplants with rice. As a dip, labneh is traditionally prepared with cucumbers to make Mast-o-khiar or Tzatziki dip, or served with walnuts, herbs, crushed mint leaves, olives, pita bread, and more.

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