There are so many different uses for yogurt. I am always collecting recipes to try out and I love to share my favorite ones here.
Most of these recipes are not new. Nearly every culture has a tradition of using fermented dairy products in a variety of ways. Many of these recipes have been adapted from ethnic cuisine. Generations have made them daily and countless have been nourished by these classic meals, soups, side dishes and breads.
Yogurt Dips & Dressings
Want to bring a fruit tray a potluck? I’ve got the perfect thing for you. Yogurt dips take minutes to make and they are a great way to substitute yogurt for oil and fat. Raita, yogurt cucumber dip, yogurt hummus and yogurt avocado dip are all very healthy and delicious.
Homemade salad dressings are also another great way to enjoy more fresh produce. You can easily replace unhealthy low-quality oils for nutritious ones. You also avoid all the preservatives, refined sweeteners, stabilizers, artificial flavors and colors that are most in commercial dressings.
Baking with yogurt is easy. You can substitute yogurt for oil, butter or buttermilk in most recipes. Using yogurt can help you can bake light and fluffy whole grain products that have added nutritional value and are easier to digest.
Desserts & Treats
Yogurt is a great snack all by itself, but it can also be used in smoothies, pies and more.
Yogurt makes a great marinade for chicken, fish or lamb. It can even be used in place of egg for breading.
***Most of these yogurt recipes use plain whole milk yogurt. I am not a fan of nonfat yogurt, it is more sour than low fat or plain yogurt. If you want to substitute a reduced fat yogurt in these recipes you can, but I don’t recommend using a non fat yogurt.