Herbed Yogurt Cheese in a Jar

This totable yogurt cheese is a nice hostess gift!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
containers (5.3 oz each) Liberté® Greek plain yogurt
1
teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1
teaspoon chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1/4
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1
tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/8
teaspoon salt
  • 1 Line mesh strainer with double layer of cheesecloth. Spoon yogurt into cheesecloth; bring edges of cheesecloth up and over yogurt. Place strainer over bowl to drain liquid. Refrigerate about 4 hours or overnight.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix basil, parsley, thyme, walnuts and pepper flakes until well blended.
  • 3 Spoon yogurt cheese into 1 pint-size wide-mouth glass jar. Sprinkle herb mixture over cheese. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Cheese can be stored in refrigerator up to 2 days ahead. Top with herb mixture up to 1 hour before serving.

Substitute any of your favorite herbs!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.