Photo: Maren Caruso; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom
Chris Ainsworth of Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen in Walla Walla, Washington, told us how to make this ridiculously easy and versatile eastern Mediterranean "cheese" that tastes like a cross between sour cream and cream cheese. All you do is drain yogurt until it's thick and satiny. Mix it with a little olive oil and garlic, then toss with pasta or serve with bread for dunking. Keeps up to 1 week, chilled.


Makes 3 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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32 ounces plain whole-milk Greek yogurt


Total: 5 Minutes
Drain: 7 Hours
Line a strainer with cheesecloth and spoon in yogurt. Set over a deep bowl, cover, and chill at least 7 hours or up to 24 hours to drain.

Created date

January 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 100
Caloriesfromfat 69 %
Protein 5 g
Fat 7.7 g
Satfat 6 g
Carbohydrate 2.3 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 2.2 mg
Cholesterol 13 mg