Our 7 Favorite Ways to Turn Greek Yogurt into a Meal

Greek yogurt recipes
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April 20, 2020

By Sheela Prakash

A large tub of Greek yogurt is something I have in my fridge at all times. Not only does it tend to be what I reach for most in the morning when I am making breakfast, but it’s a staple when I am making lunch and dinner, too. Really, a bowl of Greek yogurt topped with berries or drizzled with honey is just the beginning. The thick and creamy, protein-packed yogurt can be turned into everything from a marinade to a savory sauce for tacos. Here are 7 of the best ways to cook with it.

Yogurt Marinated Greek Chicken from Free Your Fork

Greek yogurt is a brilliant base for chicken marinade because it ensures the meat cooks up to be as moist and juicy as can be. If you don’t have access to a grill, the chicken can also be baked.

Greek yogurt fried eggs
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Julia Turshen’s Olive Oil-Fried Eggs with Yogurt & Lemon from Food52

Laying crispy fried eggs on a bed of Greek yogurt is a surprising idea but a truly great one. The cool yogurt cuts through the richness of the eggs while also mingling with the runny yolks.

Moroccan Spiced Salmon with Lemon Yogurt Sauce from Cooking Classy

The lemon yogurt sauce that’s drizzled over these salmon fillets helps tame their spicy heat. Make a double batch, if you like, to drizzle over other proteins like chicken and steak.

Greek yogurt pasta
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Garlicky Greek Yogurt Pasta with Sautéed Lentils & Chickpeas from Foxes Loves Lemons

Greek yogurt is pure magic when it’s tossed with hot pasta. It melts into a light and creamy sauce and also adds extra protein to every twirl.

Avocado and Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad from FoodieCrush

Greek yogurt makes chicken salad so rich and creamy, you’ll definitely not miss the usual mayo. Enjoy this salad tucked in a sandwich or piled on top of greens.

Savory yogurt bowls
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Savory Yogurt Bowls from Dietitian Debbie Dishes

Yogurt bowls don’t always need to involve fruit and granola. Top Greek yogurt with things like beans, roasted vegetables, and nuts to make a savory bowl that’s a perfect lunch or light dinner.

Greek Tzatziki Fish Tacos from Skinnytaste

A creamy cucumber yogurt sauce is the perfect counterpart for these crispy fish tacos. If you happen to have an air fryer, cooking the fish in it will give you even crunchier results, though baking it in the oven works great, too.

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