Yogurt 101

This post is a part of a series of 101 ways to eat plain yogurt. (Keep scrolling down after you click on link to see the entire list.) For more information about yogurt in general, go to my Yogurt page.

I’m doing a little happy dance as you read this because I’ve passed the halfway mark for this list!

50. Poached Egg over Yogurt

This is quite possibly the most bizarre yogurt dish I’ve seen to date. It is adapted from Catherine’s Cilbir at The Kitchn. It was awfully fun to try. Not only an egg on yogurt, but smoked paprika to boot! Unfortunately, it was not my favorite. The flavors are sensational, I found the uniformity of texture odd.

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 clove garlic, smashed and minced
Small pinch salt
1 -2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
1 egg, poached
Smoked paprika

Mix the yogurt, garlic, salt, and dill in a small bowl. Top with poached egg. Sprinkle on some of the smoked paprika. Serve.


51. Rhubarb Mango Yogurt

The recipe for the stewed rhubarb is adapted slightly from Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. I just made the yield smaller and cut the sugar a wee bit.

 For the Stewed Rhubarb:

3 medium stalks fresh rhubarb (6 ounces)
2 tablespoons sugar or honey
1 teaspoon orange zest, chopped fine
1 clove (optional)
2 tablespoons orange juice

Chop rhubarb into 1-inch chunks. Place the rhubarb, sugar, zest, clove, and juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer uncovered for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, discard the clove, and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Best served room temperature or cold. Makes approximately 3/4 cup.

To assemble:

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup stewed rhubarb
1/3 cup chopped fresh mango

In a small bowl, stir the yogurt and vanilla together until smooth. Top with rhubarb and mango. Serve.


52. Rhubarb Quinoa with Yogurt

Inspired by a recipe from Lorna Sass’s Whole Grains Every Day Every Way. This is fabulous for breakfast or as a little snack in the morning. It’s ready in under 10 minutes and makes about 1 1/2 cups of rhubarb quinoa.

3 stalks fresh rhubarb, washed and chopped into 1 inch pieces
3/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup quinoa flakes
1/3 cup plain yogurt
Honey (optional)

Place rhubarb and orange juice in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes uncovered. Add quinoa flakes and stir. Cook covered for 2 minutes over low heat. Serve topped with yogurt and honey, if desired.


53. Lemon Mint Yogurt

1/2 cup plain yogurt
3-4 medium fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon sugar (or less to taste)
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Throughly crush the mint and sugar with a muddler or the back of a spoon until it begins to form a paste. Add yogurt and lemon juice and stir well. Serve.


54. Cookie Yogurt

All I had lying around were some stale palimers. Take this snack to the next level with some homemade chocolate chip cookie.

1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons crumbled cookie

Top yogurt with cookie. Serve.


55. Orange Cherry Yogurt


1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon orange juice concentrate
1 tablespoon chopped dried cherries

Top yogurt with juice concentrate and dried cherries. Mix and serve.


56. Apricot Vanilla Yogurt

This one was a big hit with my preschooler. She asked for seconds, which never happens.

1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 scant tablespoon apricot preserves
Dash cardamon

Mix together yogurt, vanilla, preserves, and cardamon in a small bowl. Serve. For the picture above, I mixed in the vanilla and left the preserves and cardamon on top for my preschooler to mix in herself.

Author: Cindy

Born in Charleston. Raised in the Silicon Valley. Live near Hartford, Connecticut with my husband and two children. We have lots of tropical fish.

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