Labne Cheese with Seasoned Olives
(Labne ve Çeşnili Zeytin)
Turkish black olives, chopped
Turkish green olives, chopped
Red pepper, crushed
Extra virgin olive oil
Walnuts or hazelnuts, crumbled
Spread the cheese on the serving platter. Season the olives with red pepper flakes, mint and oregano. Sprinkle the cheese along with the nuts. Drizzle some olive oil.
Serve with the dried yufka or pide or a slice of Turkish rustic bread.
*Labne cheese: a soft, cream cheese made from strained yogurt. Labne is easy to make and low in calories, making it the perfect alternative to traditional cream cheese. Labne can be used just as you would normally use cream cheese, as a spread on bagels or a dip for your favorite fruit and vegetables.
Labels: Breakfast and Eggs