Yogurt is a versatile food that does far more in the kitchen than people might imagine.
Great on its own, or for thickening sauces, topping dishes, and adding moisture to baked goods, yogurt can be an incredible addition to an amazing number of recipes. You can substitute it for mayonnaise in potato, tuna, or chicken salads, for example. Or, dollop it on baked potatoes instead of sour cream. What's important to understand about yogurt is that not every type of yogurt is perfect in every situation, so select based on your needs. Our Test Kitchen usually recommends low-fat or regular plain yogurt. You'll mix plain yogurt into our Vegetable Curry.
Greek yogurt is the choice for Lemon-Yogurt Crumb Cake, or Fruit Salad with Yogurt. For Yogurt –Cucumber Sauce, a lighter choice like low-fat yogurt gives the perfect results. You'll love the creaminess of the sauce coupled with the delicate crunch of the cucumber. So the next time you're having a kitchen conundrum because you think you may be missing a key dairy ingredient, see if some yogurt might be the perfect substitute.