Recipes that use Greek yogurt as the secret ingredient
It wasn't that long ago (roughly 2009) that Greek yogurt barreled onto the American food scene, upending the yogurt market with its thicker, tangier, protein-packed existence, increasing Greek yogurt sales by 2,500 percent between 2005 and 2011. As a result (certainly helped by the creation of Pinterest in 2010), it quickly became incorporated into recipe roundups, healthy substitution charts, and almost every professional woman's lunchbox as the masses swarmed to the somewhat more filling snack food featuring higher levels of protein than the standard yogurt fare.
But Greek yogurt is good for more than a quick midday snack or a morning breakfast parfait. The thick, tangy flavor makes it an excellent substitute for sour cream, oil, and butter, and it makes a great base for dips and dressings. You don't have to take my word for it, though. Check out these recipes that just wouldn't be as killer without a solid dollop of Greek yogurt.