12 Creative and Tasty Greek Yogurt Recipes
If you’re anything like us, you jumped on the Greek yogurt bandwagon the moment you found out how good this wholesome, protein-packed food is for you. You headed straight out and purchased yourself a great big tub of low-fat, plain Greek yogurt, used it exactly one time… and now it still sits in the back of your fridge today.
We’ve all been there. More than once.
But Greek yogurt isn’t just for breakfast! While it may not immediately come to mind as a staple ingredient in many dishes, plain Greek yogurt really is a versatile, healthy food that can add a creamy texture and extra protein to any dish, or a little tang to something savory.
Greek yogurt is a healthy substitute for recipes that call for mayo, heavy whipping cream, and sour cream, making it a great add-in for soups, dressings, and dips. It’s packed with protein (you get 13 grams in a 150-calorie serving!), it contains probiotics (because it’s fermented), and it’s free of additives and artificial ingredients (if you buy the plain variety).
A few tips when picking the ideal Greek yogurt:
• Plain, low-fat Greek yogurt with zero added sugar is almost as clean as it gets, so make that your go-to option.
• Some brands will be creamier than others so test out a few different kinds to find one that suits your taste.
• When you get home and open your tub of tangy, yogurt-y goodness, you want to see a product that is light and airy yet maintains a silky consistency. Greek yogurt should be thicker than regular yogurt since all of the liquid whey is already drained out. When you plunge your spoon into the container, you should be able to pull up a super silky heaping spoonful and add a luscious dollop to recipes like the ones below.
12 Creative Greek Yogurt Recipes
Now that you’re a Greek yogurt pro, let’s head to the kitchen! Here are 15 of our favorite ways to use it from morning to night.
French Onion Dip