Recipe: Drained Yogurt with Za’tar

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘The Tart Taste of Sumac‘.

This dish is excellent as a dip or a spread on toast.


  • 1/2 pound well drained yogurt (yogurt placed in a cotton bag and hung over a pot or sink for 48 hours), or cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp za’tar

1) Spread drained yogurt or cream cheese evenly in a serving dish, then sprinkle the olive oil over the top.

2) Sprinkle the za’tar over the olive oil and serve.

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