|Many of the key ingredients in the Mediterranean Diet are downright habit forming. Once you discover their culinary charms, you find it hard to prepare meals without them. |
Take Greek yogurt, for example. Prized for its tangy taste and smooth texture, it serves as a go-to ingredient in countless recipes, from sauces and dressings to main course dishes. It also provides almost twice the protein of regular yogurt, making it a healthy substitute for cream, cream cheese, sour cream, or ricotta. Since most of the whey has been strained out of Greek yogurt, it is thicker than regular yogurt and less likely to separate or curdle when heated. It also makes a sublime dessert, especially when drizzled with honey and sprinkled with chopped walnuts.
Here are several recipes that will introduce you to its remarkable versatility.