Savoury Vegetarian Chickpea and Labneh Toast

Preparation 10 min
Total 24h 10 min
4 Servings

Middle Eastern-inspired Savoury Vegetarian Chickpea and Labneh Toast makes a delicious and satisfying snack or lunch. The vegetarian dish is rich in flavour and is served on hearty Dempster’s® 100% Whole Grains Multigrain Bread. Herbs like fresh parsley, mint or cilantro add a fragrant finish to the tasty toast. Serves four.

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  • 4 slices Dempster's® Multi Grain Bread, toasted
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) plain full-fat yogurt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) za'atar seasoning


  1. Line fine-meshed sieve with double layer of cheesecloth and fit over bowl (sieve should not touch bottom of bowl). Place yogurt in sieve; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate and let liquid drain for 1 to 2 days (the longer it sits, the thicker it will be). Squeeze cheesecloth gently to remove excess liquid.
  2. Stir together drained yogurt, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Spread evenly over toast. Top with chickpeas and cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with za'atar seasoning.

You can line sieve with coffee filters as a substitute for cheesecloth.
Top with cucumber slices if desired.
If you like, garnish with chopped fresh parsley, mint or cilantro.