Lebna with Dried Figs

Lebna sounds exotic, but it’s just strained Greek yogurt.
lebna with dried figs

Recipe by Darren Carbone and Sue Torres

  • Prep Time
  • Makes about 2 cupsServings


  • 3 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped stemmed dried figs
  • 3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. agave syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp. (scant) sea salt


Line a strainer with cheesecloth; set over a bowl. Add the yogurt, cover with plastic wrap, and let drain in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours or up to 2 days. Transfer the lebna to a medium bowl. Mix in the figs, agave syrup and salt.    

Dip It! Try it with apple slices, strawberries, and dried mango strips.