Yogurt Balls with fresh Herbs

Yogurt Balls with fresh Herbs

Yogurt Balls with fresh Herbs

Posted in Appetizer & Meze, Beginner, Mainland Greece, Our hand picked recipes, Salads, Traditional Greek Yogurt Recipes, Vegetarian Originally published on Last updated on By

Cool, creamy and full of flavors! These refreshing little yogurt balls will become your favorite light snack! Try them with a drizzle of extra virgin olive and some cherry tomatoes or as a spread on top of salty crackers. Enjoy!


  • 1kg strained, thick yogurt (35 ounces)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 5-6 tbsps of fresh herbs (basil, mint, parsley)


  1. To prepare these amazing yogurt balls, you need to drain all the excess water from the yogurt. Lay a piece of muslin (loosely woven cotton fabric) on a workbench and place the yogurt in the centre. Gather up the muslin sides and tie with string; place on a drainer over a large bowl and leave to drain in the fridge for 12-14 hours.
  2. Remove the muslin and place the yogurt in a large bowl. Add the fresh herbs, the lemon zest and lime zest and blend. Roll the yogurt into golf-sized balls, lay on a baking tray and put them in the fridge for another 2-3 hours.
  3. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and serve with some cherry tomatoes and crackers aside as a delicious snack. Enjoy!

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