If you haven't had homemade yogurt (lebneh) balls before, you're about to meet your new favorite snack/breakfast/midnight craving:
These little babies are so creamy and flavorful, it's hard not to eat a whole jar in one sitting. Best of all is that making them is really a set it and forget it process.
You only need 2 ingredients to make these:
- Greek Yogurt
- Sea Salt
You will also need a cheese cloth or a nut milk bag for straining, a sifter to set the cheese cloth on, and a bowl to catch the whey they will drip from it.
I like eating these with some toasty bread, a little olive oil and some Za’atar spice to dip my bread in....so good!
I hope you enjoy these homemade yogurt (lebneh) balls. They are a huge hit around here!Print
Lebneh Balls (aka yogurt balls)
- Total Time: 36 hours 5 minutes
Creamy and delicious lebneh balls (yogurt balls) are healthy and delicious and great to hand on hand for quick snacks or breakfasts!
- 1 container of Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Line a sifter with a double layer of cheese cloth over a deep bowl.
- Add entire carton of greek yogurt.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Gather edges of cheese cloth and secure with a rubber band or tie into a knot.
- Set in a cool place for approx. 36 hours for the ideal consistency.*
- Unwrap strained yogurt form cheese cloth and prepare a mason jar by filling halfway with olive oil.
- Form yogurt into balls about the size of 2 tablespoons and drop into the olive oil.
- Make sure the yogurt is completely submerged in olive oil. Store on counter for 2 months. You may also store in the fridge but the olive oil will solidify. If you choose to do this, just let it come to room temperature before eating so that the oil can go back to liquid form.
*I have let it sit between 24 hours and 48 hours and 36 seems to be that sweet spot that results in the best consistency.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 36 hours
That looks delicious! I love how easy it is to make this, and I LOVE how tasty it sounds. I love Greek yogurt.
I love Lebneh Balls. They're so delicious and so easy to make. There's really nothing like them.
I never tried lebneh balls. Thanks for the recipe looks so delicious.
I've never had lebneh balls before but they seem really interesting. And looks easy enough to make since it only has 2 ingredients.
I have to be honest and say that I've never heard of these before, but they do look lovely. And they sound like they'd be delicious. Definitely, something I'll have to keep an eye out for.
Wow! This looks good and easy to make. I would love to try this. Hope I can find Greek yogurt in the market this weekend.
This is so simple and sounds delicious. As well, much healthier than traditional cheese.
Super Busy Mum
These look like fun to make and something I know my youngest daughter would particularly enjoy! Thanks for sharing!
Yum to the yum! I just pinned this to make letter as they sound delicious!
Oooooomg I need to try these! I’ve gotten so lazy at having breakfast lol these seem so practical! They sound SO tasty I’m saving this and going straight to buy a cheese cloth😂
lol with toasty bread, it's the perfect lazy morning breakfast 😂
My family and I have been on a Greek cooking kick lately and we made these for dinner tonight. Boy were they a hit ! I can't wait to make these again!
That's awesome, Ebony! I'm so glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Never heard or has a yogurt ball in my life. I love yogurt so I need to try this!
Hhhmmmm...this is something new to me. I could give it a go, for my breakfast, in the future!
I love yogurt balls though my recipe is a bit different.
So delicious and perfect snack with crunchy pita bread!
That looks delicious! I eat Greek yogurt all the time. I can't wait to try this.
wow yoghurt ball never tried.Thanks for sharing the recipe.
That looks nice and easy with simple ingredients. I'll have to give it a try.
Two ingredients- you can't get much simpler than that! And I am a regular consumer of Greek yogurt anyway, so this is right up my alley.
Wow just 2 ingredients, yoghurt and sea salt! These yoghurt balls just look so creamy and delicious!
These lebneh balls sound delicious. Do they just form into balls when you set them in the cheese cloth? That's sp easy to make.
Oh my, this looks like it would be such a yummy recipe to try out! Thanks so much for sharing it ono your blog!
These look really tasty and they are so easy to make. I haven't tasted these before but I will have to check these out!
These sound super intersting!
This looks so interesting and kinda want to try them like right now! (LOL) This would be so perfect with bread and its soo easy to make!
Super Busy Mum
These look good and great as an after school snack, too!
I love that they are so easy to make. I would be happy to try one.