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Lemon Chive Yogurt Cheese in a bowl

Lemon Chive Yogurt Cheese

This Lemon Chive Yogurt Cheese has a luscious cream cheese like texture beautifully flavored with lemon and fresh chives.  Made by straining yogurt, it is a healthy low fat cheese like spread or dip.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Yogurt Cheese, Healthy Sandwich Spread
Prep Time 1 day 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author makinghealthychoicesca


  • 1 750gram Yogurt I like 1%
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives
  • 1 lemon
  • pepper
  • salt


  1. Set up a sieve over a medium size bowl and empty container of yogurt into sieve. Cover and put in the fridge for about 24 hours. During this time, the liquid will drain from the yogurt leaving a cheese-like thick yogurt.

  2. Empty drained yogurt into a small bowl.

  3. Finely chop chives and add to yogurt

  4. Zest lemon and add to yogurt and stir.

  5. Add salt and pepper, tasting to adjust the seasonings. Cover and place in refridgerator for flavours to blend for 1 hour.