Get A Kick Out of Yogurt

We used this breakfast staple to create a fresh and lively appetizer and zesty main dishes.
Yogurt Cheese Appetizer
Yogurt Cheese
Vegetable Curry
Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Yogurt and Lime
Shrimp With Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce
Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce

Yogurt is like your mother-in-law--you either love it or tolerate it. I'm convinced you'll learn to love calcium- and protein-rich yogurt when you try amazing-tasting recipes complemented with this cool-creamy food.

Yogurt Uses

  • Try strained yogurt instead of mayonnaise in potato, tuna, or chicken salad.
  • Cool off a fiery dish by serving with a dollop of yogurt.
  • Swirl honey or maple syrup into plain nonfat yogurt, and top with sliced pears and toasted pecans.
  • Top baked russet or sweet potatoes with yogurt instead of sour cream.
  • Enjoy a breakfast of plain or vanilla yogurt blended with fresh fruit.


Low-down on Yogurt

We used either low-fat or regular plain yogurt in our recipes because they have a smoother and creamier consistency than fat-free yogurt.

* Regular: Made from whole milk with at least 3.25% milk fat.
* Low-fat: Made with low-fat or part-skim milk. It varies from 0.5% to 2% milk fat.
* Fat-free: Made from skim or fat-free milk and contains less than 0.5% milk fat. Many brands add gelatin for thickness. We tried fat-free yogurt in our recipes but weren't pleased with the results.

"Get A Kick Out of Yogurt" is from the October 2004 issue of Southern Living.

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