This may be a little unexpected.
Today’s ingredient is something that you’ve probably overlooked. You might pass it in the grocery store and think, who would want to eat that? Or you might have it in your fridge and never have used it for anything other than breakfast.
Well, I’m here today to lift this simple ingredient up a bit and hopefully open your mind to all of its creamy possibilities.
So, let’s talk plain yogurt.
Tell me more:
Plain yogurt is (or should be) thick and creamy yogurt without any flavors or much sugar. Siggi’s is my favorite, but I’m also a fan of Stonyfield’s whole milk plain yogurt. Like any other yogurt, it’s made from milk and contains lots of good probiotics!
I personally prefer plain yogurt to Greek yogurt, so I’ll leave it up to you to pick your favorite since they’re nearly interchangeable for our purposes here.
Where can I buy plain yogurt:
You can find plain yogurt in your grocery store, in the dairy/yogurt section or the organic dairy section. Get a yogurt that has high protein, low sugar and I like more on the whole milk side. Some people also make their own yogurt, which I think is great!
How do I store plain yogurt:
Store your yogurt in its container in the refrigerator. Most yogurts last for a few weeks.
How do I cook with plain yogurt:
Well, where do we start. Plain yogurt is such a versatile ingredient because you can control the flavors you add in, as well as if you’re going the sweet or savory route.
You probably know it’s a good sour cream substitute and that it makes a tasty smoothie. You might not know that it makes the perfect topping for Indian dishes mixed with cilantro, salt, pepper and a little lemon juice.
Here are some other ideas:
- Of course, it’s great in breakfast smoothies
- Make your cakes and breads more moist with yogurt (or as a sour cream substitute)
- Top your favorite dishes with a dollop (like these baked eggs and greens or falafel fritters)
- Make a healthy, creamy dip for your favorite veggies or fruits
- Cool off your favorite spicy recipes with some seasoned yogurt (like this curry or dal)
- Yogurt with roasted veg is the new hip thing
- This yogurt pie sounds good
- Add it to guacamole (instead of sour cream) or hummus for extra tang
- Make some amazing tzatziki
- Use it as a tasty marinade
What do you use plain yogurt for?