Yogurt Cheese Appetizer

Yogurt Cheese AppetizerRecipe


Makes 10 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes


1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon marjoram
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup kalamata olives
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
4 (6-inch) whole wheat pita rounds, warmed and cut into wedges


Spoon Yogurt Cheese into a serving bowl, pressing lightly to flatten. Sprinkle cheese evenly with 1 teaspoon salt, sesame seeds, thyme, and marjoram; drizzle with olive oil. Serve with kalamata olives, cucumber slices, and warm whole wheat pita wedges.

Yogurt Cheese: Line a fine wire-mesh strainer with 3 layers of cheesecloth or 1 coffee filter. Place strainer over a bowl. Spoon 3 (8-ounce) containers plain yogurt into strainer. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill 24 hours. Remove yogurt cheese, discarding strained liquid. Prep: 5 min., Chill: 24 hrs.