This Smoked Salmon Labneh Board is more of an idea than a recipe and is inspired by the Butter Board trend that started on TikTok, where it seems all food trends start now, good and bad.

A butter board is a spin on a charcuterie board but using soft butter spread over a wooden cutting board, sprinkled with condiments and ingredients and scooped up with bread or biscuits.

In my version this Smoked Salmon Labneh Board replaces the butter with labneh, one of my favourite ingredients and so simple to make if you can not find it in the shops. Just click here for the method to make your own.

Once you have the labneh sorted the options for your labneh board is pretty much endless. Since I am now living in Abu Dhabi I added some flavours of the Middle East to the familiar ingredients of smoked salmon and capers. Once I had the labneh layer, I sprinkled it with lemony and tangy sumac followed by pieces of smoked salmon rolled into rosettes. Then a layer of za’atar, possible the most famous Middle Eastern spice mix and so delicious. After that come the capers and dill. Serve with lemon wedges and crispy crackers or biscuits for a delicious festive starter, light lunch or nibble with drinks.

Click here for a step by step video.

Oh, and skip using a wooden board. Rather use a ceramic platter or plate. Much safer from a health point of view and much prettier too.

I hope you enjoy this recipe idea for a Smoked Salmon Labneh Board. If you’ve made it, share it with me by tagging @heinstirred on Instagram with the hashtag #heinstirred. It is always a treat to see the recipes made and enjoyed.

And do follow this link if you want to explore more Labneh recipes such as Ottolenghi’s Lemon Labneh Posset, Pavlova with Brown Sugar Labneh and Strawberries or Zucchini Labneh Naan Pizza

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