There's more to yogurt than meets the eye – it's amazingly versatile. After all, what else can you serve with granola, dollop onto a bowl of chilli, throw into smoothies or freeze into a refreshing dessert? Ultra-thick Greek yogurt is delicious served with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey – or mixed with garlic, cucumber, and herbs to make tasty tzatziki. Natural yogurt, meanwhile, can be stirred into spicy curries, cake batters, salad dressings, or overnight oats.
We hope we've made our point! Thick and creamy yogurt is one of life's great foodie pleasures – and, chances are, you'll already have a pot of the stuff in the fridge.
Since most of us are at home more these days, there's never been a better time to roll up your sleeves and whip up something delicious. These six quick, easy and totally tasty yogurt dishes should help you #GetYouCookOn.
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Turkish eggs are the inspiration for this breakfast dish which sees dill-spiked Greek yogurt topped with a soft poached egg and a fiery chilli butter dressing. Finish with roasted cherry tomatoes for an extra hit of sweetness, then get dipping with crunchy pitta bread.
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Come lunchtime, this soya yogurt-based dish is a brilliant choice. Top the creamy yogurt with a plant-based trio of beetroot, roasted grapes and crisp cucumber, then sprinkle with chopped and toasted mixed nuts for a crunchy boost.
Transform fat-free Greek yogurt into a hearty dinner with this quick and easy throw-together recipe. Heap lentils, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes on top of the yogurt, then bring a crispy bite to the dish by scattering roasted chickpeas seasoned with turmeric and ground coriander on top. You can also roast the chickpeas in advance for a speedy dinner.
berry & passion fruit yogurt pots
Use whatever fruit is in season – or in your fridge/freezer – for these sweet yogurt pots, which make an indulgent breakfast or a refreshing dessert. You could substitute passionfruit for rhubarb, apricot, pineapple, or mango, and the end result will be equally delicious! Just don't forget to scatter those toasted, cinnamon-spiced oats over the top… Other fruity dessert ideas? Why not try Tom Kerridge's fruity fool recipe. He mixes up a compote with blackberries, apple, ginger and cardamom, before rippling it through the yogurt and topping with crushed pistachios. Pretty AND scrumptious!
frozen berry yogurt cake
This is a great recipe to make with the kids, taking just 20 minutes to prep. Combining cherry, orange and blueberry-flavored yogurts with frozen berries, assemble those fruity layers in a loaf tin before freezing. Turn out and top with more berries before serving, and voilà! You've got yourself one impressive-looking dessert, with minimal effort.
apricot crumble frozen yogurt
Apricots are such a treat when they finally arrive in May – and what better way to celebrate them than with this tangy frozen yogurt recipe? We've actually used both tinned and fresh apricots here – with some blitzed and swirled into the yogurt before freezing, and the rest diced and added later, along with crunchy pistachios. The perfect dessert for hot summer days.