Get Us To The Greek — Yogurt, That Is

A recent trend these past few years has been the popularity of thick, creamy Greek yogurt. Many health-conscious eaters enjoy it because the nonfat and 2-percent options still have that same consistency of the regular yogurt, without the extra fat and calories.

Fage was the gateway brand that really got America hooked, but the company later moved its production from Greece to America. Today, most Greek yogurts are actually produced in America and made in a Greek style. Except for one company: Olympus Greek Yogurt, which is the only yogurt imported from Greece.

The Daily Meal was lucky enough to be sent some samples of the yogurt and came up with a few recipes of our own. Now, of course the yogurt is great with a little honey and fresh fruit in the morning, but the versatility of yogurt goes beyond just a breakfast food. Use it as a lighter substitute for mayonnaise in dressings or dips and use it to thicken smoothies or potato salads.

Try some of our creations below and please feel free to share your favorite Greek yogurt-inspired recipes with us.

Strawberry Basil Smoothie

What better way to celebrate strawberry season and smoothie season than with this delicious strawberry smoothie?

— Jane Bruce





Green Goddess Dressing with Greek Yogurt

This creamy, herb-packed dressing has fat-free Greek yogurt as its base... 

— Molly Aronica





Classic Tzatziki

There are very few people who aren't a fan of this Greek staple... 

— Francesca Borgognone






Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

Tangy, thick Greek yogurt stands in for mayonnaise in this healthy potato salad... 

— Will Budiaman





Spicy Raita

Serve this nontraditional interpretation of the popular Indian/Pakistani condiment with grilled or roasted chicken, pork, or lamb... 

— Colman Andrews





Cucumber Yogurt with Dill  

A thick Greek yogurt makes this lighter twist on traditional tzatziki creamy and satisfying... 

— Yasmin Fahr