Sunday, June 29, 2008

Creamy Yogurt Spread

Spoon yogurt spread generously onto baked potatoes or spicy dishes, or use it to make low-calorie (kilo joule) dips for fruit and sandwich fillings. Recipe makes 2-3 cups.


2 pound (1 kg) natural low-fat yogurt


1. Line a large sieve with 4 layers of dampened cheesecloth and place it over a large bowl. Spoon the yogurt into the sieve, cover and chill for at least 3 hours or up to 12 hours. (The longer it drains, the thicker it becomes.) The yogurt will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 1 week.

Chive or Dill Variation: Add 1/4 cup chopped, fresh chives or dill, and 1 clove crushed garlic to the Creamy Yogurt Spread. Mix well.

Sweet Variation: Add 1 mango, peeled, stoned and pureed, 2 tablespoons honey and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon to the Creamy Yogurt Spread. Mix well. Serve with a platter of freshly cut fruit.

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