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14 Things to Do With Greek Yogurt

Don't relegate this creamy treat to the breakfast table. Here's a bevy of uses for this delicious and versatile ingredient.

Sure, it’s good as a breakfast food. But Greek yogurt, with more protein and richness than other yogurt varieties, is great for way more than just making a parfait.

Here, Weight Watchers staffers share their favourite uses for the versatile ingredient.

  1. Add chopped cucumbers, dill and a pinch of salt for a quick Greek tsatziki.
     
  2. Instead of milk or sweetened yogurts, toss some in your smoothie for a thicker texture.
     
  3. Try it as an alternative to heavy cream when making alfredo sauce for pasta.
     
  4. Mix with chocolate syrup for an easy fruit dip for a party platter.
     
  5. Add a pinch of salt for a rich substitute for sour cream.
     
  6. Stir in to a puréed vegetable soup to add thickness and protein.
     
  7. For a simple frozen yogurt, add chopped fruit and sweetener and put it in the freezer.
     
  8. Use it instead of mayo in chicken, tuna and egg salad.
     
  9. For a quick dessert, stir in light jam, raspberries, raisins, cinnamon or shredded coconut.
     
  10. Use it as a frosting for cake or cupcakes. Just add vanilla or almond extract and a bit of sweetener.
     
  11. Add spices and a bit of milk for a quick, guilt-free, creamy salad dressing.
     
  12. Try as a pre-grill marinade for chicken or lamb: a bit of yogurt, za’atar, lemon zest, pepper flakes and a pinch of salt.
     
  13. Add horseradish to make a fish or shrimp dip.
     
  14. Mix it with skim milk and use instead of buttermilk for pancakes.