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lebneh balls

Lebneh Balls (aka yogurt balls)

  • Author: Hannah Jupiter
  • 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


  1. Line a sifter with a double layer of cheese cloth over a deep bowl.
  2. Add entire carton of greek yogurt.
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  4. Gather edges of cheese cloth and secure with a rubber band or tie into a knot.
  5. Set in a cool place for approx. 36 hours for the ideal consistency.*
  6. Unwrap strained yogurt form cheese cloth and prepare a mason jar by filling halfway with olive oil.
  7. Form yogurt into balls about the size of 2 tablespoons and drop into the olive oil.
  8. 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