Yogurt Cheese Balls

Make sure that the yogurt you use to make yogurt cheese is free of fillers and thickening agents; find the purest yogurt possible.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 1 dayDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup minced chives
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  • To make the yogurt cheese, the day before, line a strainer with cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Place the strainer in a large bowl. Mix the herbs with the yogurt and add the mixture to the strainer. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, place the thickened yogurt in a medium bowl. Discard the liquid, or whey, or reserve for use in soups and gravies.
  • Roll the yogurt cheese into 1" balls. Place on serving plate and drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup minced flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup minced chives
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  • To make the yogurt cheese, the day before, line a strainer with cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Place the strainer in a large bowl. Mix the herbs with the yogurt and add the mixture to the strainer. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, place the thickened yogurt in a medium bowl. Discard the liquid, or whey, or reserve for use in soups and gravies.
  • Roll the yogurt cheese into 1" balls. Place on serving plate and drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories80
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium40mg
Total Carbohydrate4g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars4g
Protein3g