Friday, July 27, 2012

Yo Yo Yogurt

Yogurt has always been a staple for me.  While most of my classmates brought sandwiches for lunch in elementary school, my bag always held a yogurt.  (Except for my Harriet the Spy phase where I ate tomato sandwiches)

When Thatbrother and I were in charge of making dinner, we often used yogurt to coat our baked chicken.

Now yogurt makes it's appearance as breakfast, snacks, even desserts mixed with berries.  And while I don't eat much ice cream, I will never turn down a tart frozen yogurt.  Especially in the summer, I love it's cool tang.

So a mixture of some summer favorites - yogurt and shrimp, provides a cool, refreshing dinner.  For me, yogurt sauce is decidedly Greek, so I served this in a pita with cucumber, tomato, and feta.  Cucumber, which is also a cool summer treat, and tomato - because really, tomato doesn't get any better than right now,

 Shrimp with Yogurt Sauce
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons Greek seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 large tomato, chopped 
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 
  1. Whisk together the yogurt, garlic, oregano,mint, lemon juice, and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Combine greek seasoning and olive oil in a ziplock bag with shrimp. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. Heat grill or grill pan over medium heat.  Grill shrimp 5 minutes per side or until pink.
  4.  Serve shrimp on pita with cheese, tomato, cucumber, and yogurt sauce.


  1. i am going to try that it sure looks good with the shrimp inside. yummy!

  2. Mmm I am a yogurt eating MACHINE!! I seriously have been eating it every day for years. Same brand, same flavor. Goooood stuff.

  3. I recently rediscovered the brilliance that is Greek yogurt with just a hint of I need to start adding it back to my savory meals!

  4. Yogurt apart from tasty and refreshing is so good for health too! Being a Greek I eat yogurt very often and this is a very tasty, summery and full of Greek flavors dish!

  5. I really enjoy a good Greek yogurt . I often use it in place of sour cream.

  6. Thanks for the shrimp with yogurt sauce recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
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