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LPBeier 02-20-2011 10:45 PM

Greek Yogurt
 
I have used this before to make tzatziki and other dips or dressings and I love it straight - better than any other yogurt. But DH bought me two containers he got from Costco and I want to use it up without wasting it.

I have also used it in place of sour cream on baked potatoes and perogies (wonderful on both) but I am trying to eat healthy and stay away from too much starch.

Anyone have some inventive ideas for using Greek yogurt besides dips?

PrincessFiona60 02-20-2011 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by LPBeier (Post 971488)
I have used this before to make tzatziki and other dips or dressings and I love it straight - better than any other yogurt. But DH bought me two containers he got from Costco and I want to use it up without wasting it.

I have also used it in place of sour cream on baked potatoes and perogies (wonderful on both) but I am trying to eat healthy and stay away from too much starch.

Anyone have some inventive ideas for using Greek yogurt besides dips?

Use it for a fruit smoothie in the morning.

taxlady 02-20-2011 11:56 PM

What's the milk fat content? What makes it "Greek"?

Here we get something called "Mediterranean yoghurt" that is 10% m.f. W

LPBeier 02-21-2011 01:02 AM

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Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 (Post 971494)
Use it for a fruit smoothie in the morning.

I have fruit protein shakes in the morning and use a much cheaper yogurt for those. Unless I am having it with DH who can't have dairy or soy so we have them made with coconut milk and lots of ice! But I might try the greek yogurt for a special treat!

I have heard of so many things made with Greek yogurt (I think even a cheesecake) but can't find the recipes anywhere now :wacko:

LPBeier 02-21-2011 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 971499)
What's the milk fat content? What makes it "Greek"?

Here we get something called "Mediterranean yoghurt" that is 10% m.f. W

This particular one has no milk fat. What constitutes "Greek or Mediterranean" yoghurt is that it is thicker and smoother in texture.

Janet H 02-21-2011 01:21 AM

Have it for breakfast with some granola sprinkled on.

Have baked yogurt with eggs and watercress or other greens for lunch.Poached Egg with Baked Yogurt and Watercress - Martha Stewart Recipes

Marinate skinless chicken breasts in yogurt and curry powder and then grill or broil for dinner

Bolas De Fraile 02-21-2011 03:40 AM

Greek yog is strained in a cheese cloth.
Matsvnis Shechamandi .
Stir a tbls of flour and a pinch of salt into 3 cups of yog then whisk in 2 cups of chicken stock.
Saute onions in a pan, pour in yog mix and simmer for 15 mins, whisk to eggs and then whisk in a few spoons of the hot yog, pour this slowly into the pan(off the heat) and whisk like mad, put the pan back on the heat and simmer for a few mins, then add some cooked rice chopped fresh mint and cilantro leaves. Its Georgian Viagra.

MSC 02-21-2011 04:08 AM

LPBeier--suggestion so that you don't feel rushed into using the yogurt before it 'goes off', you could freeze it. Lots of info on it, here's one link.
http://www.ehow.com/how_6933092_freeze-yogurt.html

Claire 02-21-2011 05:57 AM

Mix it half/half with mayo and some herbs (or a packaged mix) for a ranch-type dressing. Then use it for almost anything; salads and slaws, potato toppings, with tacos, as a dip for veggies or chips.

pacanis 02-21-2011 06:42 AM

If you are in the mood for fish it makes a tasty tartar sauce with lemon juice, minced red onion, capers and some pepper.
From what I've garnered watching the fitness channel... isn't that an oxymoron?, lol... you can substitute it anywhere you would use mayonnaise to cut calories.


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