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What to do with natural yoghurt

What to do with natural yoghurt

We all know natural yoghurt is good for us. These tasty ideas make it easy to get more into your daily diet.

  • Easy dip
    For an instant dip, mix low-fat natural yoghurt with sweet chilli sauce. Serve with carrot, celery and cucumber sticks and cherry tomatoes.
  • Potato salad
    Next time you make potato salad, replace half the mayonnaise with low-fat natural yoghurt. Or better still, replace mayonnaise dressing with low-fat natural yoghurt mixed with honey, lemon juice and seeded mustard.
  • Savoury sauce
    Combine 1/3 cup low-fat natural yoghurt, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or chives, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar. Drizzle over grilled salmon steaks. Replace dill with mint and serve with grilled lamb chops.
  • Quick dessert
    Hull and halve 2 punnets of strawberries, sprinkle with sugar and roast in a 220°C oven for 20 minutes, or until soft. Serve with low-fat natural yoghurt sweetened with a little honey and drizzled with pan juices.
  • Slim sweetness
    Instead of serving a dessert with cream or ice cream, try serving it with low-fat natural yoghurt or mix low-fat vanilla yoghurt and whipped cream.
  • Savoury topping
    Combine 250g low-fat natural yoghurt with 1 crushed garlic clove and 1 tablespoon each chopped flat leaf parsley and coriander (or other herbs of your choice). Perfect for dolloping onto soups, roasted vegetables and couscous salads. Or use it to cool down a spicy dish.
  • Healthy salad
    Make a quick salad with a couple of cans of brown lentils or chickpeas, 1 diced tomato and baby spinach leaves or rocket. Dress with 1/4 cup low-fat natural yoghurt combined with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves.
  • Marinade
    Use natural yoghurt as a marinade for chicken or lamb. Add your favourite spices such as paprika, turmeric, cumin and ground coriander seeds and marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Basic brekkie
    Make an energising breakfast smoothie by blending 1 banana with 1 cup reduced-fat milk, 2 tablespoons low-fat natural yoghurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon wheat germ and 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds.
  • Low-fat cheesecake
    Turn your favourite cheesecake into a low-fat dessert by using low-fat cream cheese instead of the full-fat variety and low-fat natural yoghurt instead of cream.



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