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Shanklish salad

Shanklish balls  ©Rana Tanissa
Shanklish balls ©Rana Tanissa

Shanklish is an aged cheese covered with thyme, sumac or dried mint. It is made either with goat’s or cow’s milk.
Shanklish is traditionally made in the region of Akkar, and shanklish salad is a common mezze dish served in
Lebanese restaurants.

Total servings: 5
Calories: 150 Kcal/serving


1 shanklish ball

2 tomatoes, diced

1 red onion (or green onion if available), finely chopped

1 green belly pepper, finely chopped

Extra Virgin olive oil

Preparation steps:

  1. Crush the shanklish ball with a fork
  2. Stir in the red onion, green belly pepper and tomatoes
  3. Sprinkle with olive oil
  4. Decorate with fresh mint leaves and serve



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