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Greek yogurt

What is greek yogurt? About the ingredient greek yogurt. Including 48 recipes with greek yogurt, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Strained yoghurt,  yoghurt cheese,  labneh/labaneh,  dahi, or more commonly  Greek yoghurt, is yoghurt which has been strained in a cloth or paper bag or filter, traditionally made of muslin, to remove the whey, giving a consistency between that of yoghurt and cheese, while preserving yoghurt's distinctive sour taste.

Like many yoghurts, strained yoghurt is often made from milk which has been enriched by boiling off some of the water content, or by adding extra butterfat and powdered milk.

Strained yoghurt is a traditional food in the Middle East and South Asia, where it is often used in cooking, as it is high enough in fat not to curdle at higher temperatures. It is used in both cooked and raw, savoury and sweet dishes.

**Strained yoghurt is used in Greek food mostly as the base for tzatziki dip and as a dessert, where honey, sour cherry syrup, or spoon sweets are often served on top.

A few savoury Greek dishes use strained yoghurt as well. In Greece, strained yoghurt, like yoghurt in general, is traditionally made from sheep's milk. More recently, cow's milk is often used, especially in industrial production.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (8 fl oz) (245g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 149Calories from Fat 71
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.0g 12%
Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 31mg 11%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 11.4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 11.4
Protein 8.5g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 30% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Greek yogurt is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Greek yogurt is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does greek yogurt weigh?

measure grams
1 cup (8 fl oz) 245
1 container (8 oz) 227
1 container (4 oz) 113

In Chinese:希腊酸奶
British (UK) term: greek yoghurt
en français:yaourt grec
en español:yogur griego

Recipes using greek yogurt

There are 48 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Baked Fish and Chips
Beet Pancakes with Yogurt Dill Sauce
Beet Raita
Beets, Chorizo and Pomegranate Braise with Cilantro Salsa
Blueberry and Cherry Trifles-Individual
Blueberry Whole Wheat Danish Cheese Cake
Butternut Squash and Yam Casserole
Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce
Chicken Tikka Masala (Main)
Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake with Raspberry-Cream Cheese Filling and Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake with Raspberry-Cream Cheese Filling and Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Pumpkin Layered Cheesecake Bars

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