labneh

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labneh with olive oil

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From Arabic لبنة‎‎ (lábna).

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labneh (uncountable)

  1. Yogurt that has been strained to filter or remove the whey, which thus has a consistency between that of yoghurt and cheese.
    • 2009 May 6, Dwight Garner, “A Merchant of Trinkets and Memories”, New York Times:
      And I can assure you, were he to encounter the entire crew of the aircraft carrier Enterprise, he’d serve them eggs sunny-side up, and labneh fresh from the bag.

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