Touted for it’s creamy texture and high protein content, Greek yogurt has enjoyed a renaissance among foodies and fitness buffs alike.
Although most people enjoy this Mediterranean staple food as a tasty snack, the decadent delicacy is also versatile for cooking, and can be used for whipping up dips, sauces, desserts and much more.
Don’t believe us? Check out some of our favourite healthy Greek yogurt recipes below.
1. Smoky Deviled Eggs With Greek Yogurt
This is the perfect recipe for any celebration or party that requires fancy hors d’oeuvres. Swapping mayo for Greek yogurt and flavoured with smoked paprika, sun-dried tomatoes, the crispy, frizzled shallots give this bite-sized taste of heaven a delightful, smoky aroma. Get the recipe
2. Fruit And Yogurt Smoothies
We love a good Greek-yogurt smoothie for breakfast or after a tough workout, especially since Greek yogurt is famously high in protein. Blend pineapples, cherries, pomegranates, and basically any fruit you like, for a quick and easy meal on the go. Get the recipe
3. Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
There may not be any cheese in this faux-cheesecake, but you’d never know it based on its decadent flavour. The deliciously creamy custard texture that makes it more like a cheese pie than a cheesecake, and the filling can be prepared in minutes. Get the recipe
4. Crab Toasts With Spicy Yogurt
This recipe from Bon Appetit is the perfect appetizer for any get-together. Yogurt combines with gochugaru (or red pepper flakes) to make a spicy, tangy topping that is sure to impress your guests. Get the recipe
5. Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Yogurt and breakfast go together like peanut butter and jelly. So why not add some protein and density to your otherwise lifeless pancakes with Greek yogurt? These fluffy stacks require just five ingredients and take 15 minutes of your time to make. Recipe Girl shows how to make either blueberry or banana pancakes, so there’s something for everyone. Get the recipe
6. Greek Yogurt Pasta Sauce
This homemade tangy Greek-yogurt pasta sauce will remind you of your favorite vodka sauce with only a fraction of the calories and none of the preservatives. Each serving of this comforting spaghetti offers over 20 grams of protein and 56 percent of your recommended daily fibre. Get the recipe.
7. Cheese-Steak Sandwich
Yogurt on sandwiches? Hear us out. This sandwich has everything that is good in life – blue cheese, arugula, tomatoes – the works. Mix in a little mayo and yogurt, and you have, quite possible, the king of sandwiches. Get the recipe
8. Apple Pie Parfait
Healthy and simple – the perfect combination for an easy breakfast on the go. This recipe, provided by Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth, includes apples, Greek yogurt, and quinoa to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get the recipe
9. Cucumber-Walnut Raita
For those who aren’t familiar, raita is a traditional Indian dish that is primarily made of yogurt. This particular recipe combines cool cucumber with crunchy walnuts. The condiment takes about 10 minutes to make and can be used as a dip or dressing. Get the recipe
10. Garlic Mashed Potatoes With Chives
Ever had mashed potatoes with Greek yogurt? This recipe will make you a convert. Adding creaminess, texture and tanginess, you’ll never look at your mash the same way again. Get the recipe
11. Kale, Spinach, And Artichoke Dip
With an interesting combination of ingredients, including honey, minced garlic, Greek yogurt, spinach, kale, and artichoke hearts, this dip is bursting with flavour in every bite. Get the recipe
12. Dessert Nachos
Taking inspiration from Pinterest, Lauren of a Dash of Soul gives us her wonderful interpretation of these healthy and delicious “dessert nachos.” The recipe calls for apples, peanut butter, yogurt, chocolate chips, and a number of other delicious condiments that are sure to have you asking for seconds. Get the recipe
13. Greek Yogurt Brulee
It may look impressive, but this elegant dessert only has three ingredients. All you need is a brulee torch, and you’re in business. Top with fruits, nuts, and a sprig of mint, and voila! Get the recipe