Homemade Labneh With Figs, Pistachio And Mint

Figs in Autumn are the best! They are great in salads, on savoury blue cheese galettes, in desserts etc. but have you tried them Middle eastern style with homemade labneh and Turkish bread already? This snack plate is so delicious, a lovely glass of white wine on the side and that’s all you need, right?

Season: Autumn
Servings: 4
Diet: Vegetarian, gluten free
Time: 10 minutes (plus overnight)
Difficulty: Easy


Ingredients:
• 500 gr. of Turkish/Greek full-fat yoghurt
• 40 gr. of shelled pistachios roughly chopped
• 20 gr. of sesame seeds
• 6 figs
• Tsp. of sumac
• Handful of mint leaves
• Sea salt and pepper
• Extra virgin olive oil
• Turkish bread or Sourdough

Preparation:
1. Mix the Greek or Turkish yoghurt with a big pinch of salt and let it hang in a cheese cloth or tea towel for a couple of hours or overnight over a bowl in the fridge until it has a thick soft cheese kind of texture.
2. When ready, spread the labneh out on a plate and divide some slices of figs on top. (or use store bought for a quick option).
3. Sprinkle over some roasted chopped pistachios and black and white sesame seeds, sumac, sea salt flakes, pepper, fresh mint leaves and a drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil. Serve with some Turkish bread or sourdough on the side. Perfect autumn plate for the weekend!

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