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Shanklish is an appetizer dish of the Syrian and Lebanese cuisines.


12-oz goat cheese "gibna arish"
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne
3 Tbsp. minced mint leaves
1/4 cup olive oil

  1. Mix everything but the leaves and oil together in food processor or blender until thoroughly blended.
  2. Make bite-sized balls.
  3. Roll in the minced mint and chill until firm.
  4. Before serving, drizzle them with olive oil.

1 comment:

  1. The traditional Shankleesh or Shunkleesh is made with dry curd cottage cheese, spiced with Zahter and requires months to age. Not sure how the above recipe will compare to the real thing but plan on giving it a try.


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