Greek yogurt has become a staple in households across the nation. Today, we’re sharing unique recipes using the ingredient!
Greek yogurt, an ingredient we barely used a decade ago, is so popular now that brands are competing for space in the dairy case as well as for customers. It’s become a staple ingredient in our home refrigerators, and it even pops up on restaurant menus throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Many cultures use Greek yogurt in their cooking:
- In India, you can find it in their beverage preparations, such as lassi.
- In Greece, it’s the main ingredient in their ever-popular tzatziki sauce.
- In Arab nations, it is used to make labneh, a sort of yogurt spread.
There are even entire cookbooks dedicated to the ingredient, like The Greek Yogurt Cookbook by Lauren Kelly, which opens up a world of recipe options to make using the superfood that is Greek yogurt.
Homemade Greek yogurt
Photo credit: Savory Simple
First of all, did you know you can make homemade Greek yogurt in your own kitchen? Sure, you’ll need a small amount of Greek yogurt to get started (it’s used for its cultures), but you can make bigger batches at home. Price savvy!
Cucumber roll-ups with Greek yogurt
Need a quick and healthy snack for the kids after school is out? These cucumber roll-ups with Greek yogurt are the perfect item to prepare! This recipe uses curry as the spice, but you can use any spice; Italian seasoning would work well!
Pomegranate yogurt parfait
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The first thing that comes to mind when using Greek yogurt is a parfait and this pomegranate yogurt parfait is a gorgeous recipe for either breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Yogurt mousse with honey & fresh figs
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By using powdered gelatin and fresh fruit, you can turn simple Greek yogurt into a yogurt mousse with honey and fresh figs. An elegant dessert course, you can use whatever seasonal fruit is available at the time. Just make sure to use local honey for that special touch!
Greek yogurt cheese
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We’re loving the fact that you can even make Greek yogurt cheese! Use the best olive oil and sea salt you can find, since those are the only other two ingredients in this recipe.
Roasted strawberry yogurt coconut bread
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When it comes to baking, Greek yogurt not only adds moisture but great flavor, such as in this roasted strawberry yogurt coconut bread. We’re loving how the strawberries are roasted to bring out even more of their natural sweetness. Consider using a strawberry-flavored Greek yogurt for an extra punch of berry flavor!
Greek yogurt dipped berries
Another fun snack for the kids and a great way to get them to eat fruit are these Greek yogurt dipped berries! Quick and simple, all you need is to dip washed strawberries into your Greek yogurt of choice and freeze them.
Clementine and vanilla bean yogurt cake
Photo credit: Rachel Cooks
Bake this gorgeous clementine and vanilla bean yogurt cake that showcases the seasonal citrus fruit and wow your guests!
Pumpkin frozen yogurt
Who says that frozen yogurt can only be consumed during the summer? Try some pumpkin frozen yogurt this winter, using any local pumpkin puree and indulge!
Peanut butter yogurt fluff dip
Need to cut back on the calories in classic, cheesy dips? This peanut butter yogurt fluff dip is perfectly fluffy and made with only the best ingredients like real maple syrup and natural peanut butter. Try it with fruit or drizzle over a slice of cake!