Genius Ways to Cook With Greek Yogurt

Katie Sweeney

If you’re attempting to eat a more healthy diet, one easy way to do so is to stock your fridge and pantry with nutritious ingredients that can be used in a wide range of preparations. When you’re hungry, you won’t be tempted to snack on anything fattening or full of sugar because there won’t be any of these items in your kitchen!

One mindful ingredient I always have on hand is Greek yogurt. Although the thick and tangy yogurt is now omnipresent and can be found at virtually every grocery store in America, it wasn’t always like this. In 2005, Greek yogurt amounted for $60 million in sales, but by 2011, the creamy and rich breakfast treat had turned into $1.5 billion business. The popularity of the Mediterranean diet and the introduction of Chobani’s American-made Greek yogurt in 2007 helped Greek yogurt grow into the money-maker it is today.

If you’re not experimenting with the mayonnaise substitute in the kitchen. you should be. Plain Greek yogurt is a wildly versatile and healthy ingredient that can be used in everything, from a marinade for chicken to a spread for toast. To prove just how incredible Greek yogurt is, here are 12 genius ways to cook with it.

What is your favorite unusual use for Greek yogurt? 

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