You can take your dinners to Greece by making dishes inspired by the country’s cuisine, but we have something different in mind with these recipes. The Grecian influence is actually from Greek yogurt, an ingredient that will work overtime in your dishes. You can use it to add creaminess to a pasta dish, lighten up salad dressing, or create flavorful biscuits. At the same time, you’ll be reaping the health benefits of Greek yogurt.
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, told U.S. News & World Report that along with protein, Greek yogurt has calcium and potassium, key nutrients for bone health; it is possibly a way to lower blood pressure and also might help you lose weight. So bring all that goodness found in Greek yogurt to your table with one of these six recipes.
1. Herb Greek Yogurt Biscuits
These biscuits from Oikos are so simple to make, they’ll quickly work their way into your dinner rotation. Adjust the herbs and seasonings used when making these tender biscuits to suit your tastes. This recipe will make between 10 and 14 biscuits.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon dill
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon oregano
Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in medium-size bowl or food processor. Cut or pulse butter into flour mixture until well incorporated. Stir in yogurt and herbs. Form dough into a ball. If it is too sticky, add more flour, one tablespoon at a time. Press into ¾-inch thick rectangle. Cut into 2-inch rounds with glass or biscuit cutter. Place in rows on greased baking dish. Bake for 10-12 minutes.