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Monday, July 4, 2011

10 Easy Things To Do With Yogurt

10 Easy Things to Do with Yogurt
 Who would have thought there would be so many easy ways to use Yogurt to create delicious recipes - Thanks to DASH for sharing these 10 Easy Things To Do With Yogurt.

Photos by: Rita Maas
1. Orange Ice Pops (pictured above): Blend 1 (12-oz) can thawed frozen OJ concentrate with 2½ cups water, 1/3 cup sugar, ½ tsp lemon extract, and 1¼ cups Greek yogurt. Pour into 8-oz paper cups, partially freeze, and place a craft stick in each; refreeze.

Orange Ice Pops
7. Grilled Chicken Curry
2. Summer Parfait: In a tall glass, layer vanilla yogurt, granolla, and fresh berries. Repeat layers. Top with a strawberry.

3. Tangy Salad Dressing: Blend 1 cup yogurt with 3 Tbsp fresh herbs (like basil, chives, and tarragon), 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, ½ tsp salt, and pepper to taste. Serve over your favorite greens.

4. Pancakes: Blend 1 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp salt, 1 egg, 1 cup yogurt, 2 Tbsp oil, and 1 banana. Ladle out ¼ cup per pancake; fry.

5. Cornmeal-Crusted Flounder: Marinate 1 lb of fillets in 1 cup yogurt, 1 tsp hot sauce, ¼ tsp cayenne, and ½ tsp herbes de Provence. Roll in cornmeal; fry.

6. Savory Spinach Tart (pictured below): Whisk 6 eggs, 2 cups Greek yogurt, 1½ cups shredded Jarlsberg cheese, 2 chopped scallions, 1 cup thawed frozen spinach, 2 Tbsp fresh chopped dill, salt, and pepper. Pour into an unbaked pie shell and bake at 350°F for 35 minutes, or until filling is set.

7. Grilled Chicken Curry (pictured right): Combine 1 cup yogurt, ½ tsp cayenne pepper, 4 minced garlic cloves, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp ground turmeric, and 1 (2-inch) piece peeled, grated ginger. Marinate 1 lb chicken tenders for 3 hours. Grill on medium 15–20 minutese, turning occasionally. Top with fresh cilantro.

8. Dreamy Fruit Dip: Combine 1 cup Greek yogurt, 3 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest. Serve with strawberries, melon wedges, and mango slices.

9. Spicy Dipping Sauce for Chicken: Combine 1 cup yogurt, 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp honey, and 2 minced garlic cloves. Blend in 3 Tbsp white-wine vinegar.

10. Melon Smoothie for Two: Blend 4 ice cubes, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 cup cantaloupe, 1 cup
 honeydew, 1/8 tsp ginger, and 1 tsp lemon juice.



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