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Golden labneh

Golden labneh
Christina House / Los Angeles Times

This Sunday night — unusually early due to a leap year in the Jewish lunar calendar — marks the beginning of Hanukkah, the Festival Of Lights, which commemorates an age-old miracle. According to legend, a tiny amount of oil used ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Makes 1 generous cup
Note: Adapted from a recipe by Adeena Sussman.
  • 1 cup labneh (or Greek yogurt), preferably not fat-free
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced chives
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground dried or ½ teaspoon freshly grated turmeric root
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Step 1In a bowl, whisk together the labneh, olive oil, chives, lemon zest and juice, and turmeric. Season with ½ heaping teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper, or to taste.

Each tablespoon:
Calories 46; Protein 1 gram; Carbohydrates 1 gram; Fiber 0; Fat 5 grams; Saturated fat 2 grams; Cholesterol 13 mg; Sugar 1 gram; Sodium 80 mg
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