Greek yogurt is great for all sorts of things, from dips to replacing milk in cereals. It’s creamy texture is ideal for use in all sorts of sauces and dips, hot or cold, sweet or savory. What makes it especially suitable for preparing your favorite yogurt recipes, is that it is available in full-fat, low-fat and fat-free forms and in a variety of flavors. On this page we share more of the benefits in making Greek yogurt dip recipes.
Greek yogurt is yogurt which has been strained of excess liquid, resulting in a thicker texture that is very popular right now. Today it is celebrated not only for its very thick and creamy texture, but also for its unique nutritional properties such as having much more protein per serving vs regular yogurt. It is also a live and active cultured product which makes it easy on your digestion. These factors make Greek yogurt especially useful in a healthy cooking recipes and for anybody who is closely watching their physique and weight.
One popular Indian dip is “Raita”, in which fat-free Greek yogurt is mixed with grated and chopped cucumbers, spices such as cilantro as well as mint leaves. The way to make it is simple – first beat the yogurt until it becomes very smooth, then slowly add the grated then chopped cucumber and spices to the mix.
Greek yogurt is a great thing to incorporate into your cooking for taste and health reasons. As long as you use plain Greek yogurt, you’ll find that it is a joy to use in your cooking along with being very adaptable to many different flavors. It is creamier than traditional yogurt due to the straining process and may be employed as a substitute for whipped cream, milk, sour cream and mayonnaise. It is very rich, like sour cream, when it is full-fat. In fact, premium products are as thick as sour cream which means you can pretty much always substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream into most dip recipes.
Anytime you have a special event to cater for, you’ll discover that healthy Greek yogurt dip recipes quickly become the hit of any party. Add a few crunchy vegetables or healthy fruit bites and we guarantee that it’ll be the first item to disappear from the table.
These days yogurt dips are preferred over dips which use mayonnaise as their foundation, since they are lower in calories and the low-fat versions are also low in saturated fat. It’s no wonder why Greek yogurt is considered to be the king of all yogurts – it is tasty and versatile.
Many top brands such as Dannon and Green Mountain Farms manufacture prepared dips so you don’t have to do any of the mixing. These new and delicious products made with Greek yogurt feature a nice, creamy texture, are made of healthy, low-fat Greek yogurt and even come with crunchy vegetables so you can start dipping right away. Expect to pay anywhere from $4-6 for one 250 mL serving. Although the healthiest dips are the ones that you make on your own, these are still much healthier than mayonnaise-based dips or those made with sour cream.
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