Labneh with Swiss Chard, Black Olives, and Za'atar

Labneh with Swiss Chard, Black Olives, and Za'atar

Labneh with Swiss Chard, Black Olives, and Za'atar

Labneh, a strained Lebanese yogurt, makes a great spread for toasted bread or vegetables. Use a flavorful, high-quality olive oil for topping.Joann Pai

“My favorite breakfast as a kid was labneh served with traditional Lebanese sesame sticks called ka’ek,” Omar says. “I loved to eat it drenched in olive oil.” Though it is not customary to mix the oil in, ”this is my touch simply because I love the flavor of olive oil and thick yogurt,” he explains. Serve this as part of a meal for 4, or as an appetizer for up to 8.

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