Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Yogurt - It's Not Just For Breakfast!

I love yogurt!  Fresh fruit, granola, and yogurt, is one of my favorite breakfasts.  Sometimes I purchase too much yogurt and need to use it up before it expires.  Below are a few of the ways I use yogurt in recipes.

1. I make an easy and tasty guacamole by mashing an avocado with plain yogurt.  I add Rotel diced tomatoes and green chile, to taste.  Mix well

2.  Make an iced latte with vanilla flavored yogurt, strong coffee, ice, and sugar or sweetener.  Place the ingredients in a blender, and blend until the desired consistency.

3. I make a potato topper with plain Greek yogurt, chives, and green onion.

4. If you need buttermilk for a recipe, combine 2/3 cup of plain yogurt and 1/3 cup of milk.  Mix well.  Let stand 5 minutes before adding to your recipe.

5. I add yogurt to my tuna salad.  Substitute 1/2 of the mayonnaise with plain yogurt.

6.  I use plain yogurt instead of mayonnaise or sour cream when making a dip.

7. Lighten up a recipe by substituting half of the oil or shortening with 3/4 the amount of yogurt.  Example: If a recipe calls for 1 cup of oil, use 1/2 cup of oil and 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of yogurt.

8.  Replace part of the butter in a recipe.  Instead of using 1 cup butter, use 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup of yogurt.

How do you use yogurt?

On Friday, I will be posting my
Fruit & Nut Yogurt Parfait recipe. 

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  1. I use lots of yogurt for many things, but since in France I use a lot of creme fraiche instead for cooking. Diane

  2. I love yoghurt and made my own. I don't buy buttermilk, I just substitute with mixture of yoghurt and milk, exactly as your no 4 above! It works fine everytime! Great info on the butter subs. Thanks!

  3. when you are substiting is it low fat yogurt or is it regular yogurt

  4. I love Yogurt..Yoplait Light is my favorite, the whip is pretty good but I usually go with the thick.

  5. Love these ideas!

  6. Love these great tip; this happens too often and now you have me solutions; thank you.

  7. Great tips, Linda! I do substitute with yogurt sometimes but will trying some of these.

  8. Yogurt makes an awesome marinade for grilled meats.