The Yogurt, she is going Greek

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OK now read the title of the post again but with the accent of the father in the movie My Greek Wedding!

Is it me or everyone is doing Greek yogurt right now? I have no complaints about it, I love the stuff, but it is the IN THANG in yogurtland. The newest company to come out with their version of Greek yogurt is Danone. Yes the same one where I recently visited the production plant and had a preview taste testing.

I received a sample pack from Danone to try out their Greek yogurt. And I have to say, like all their other products, I like it a lot. I was just amazed by the extraordinary texture of Oikos Greek yogurt. I found it uniformly thick compared to other brands. I loved the really rich and creamy texture in my mouth.

Danone uses only three ingredients (milk, cream and an active culture) and requires three times more milk than a regular yogurt to make Oikos. Traditional Greek straining methods combined with modern technology are the secret to the luscious consistency. And at approximately 90-100 calorie and 1.5 grams of fat (3% of daily recommendation) per 100 gr serving (average of all Oikos products)  the waistline will love it too.

Now for the kitchen test run. I wanted to do something quick to turn my boring bean salad lunch into a flavorful meal. First I thought of tzatziki but why not stray into something a bit more exotic: cumin and mint!

oikos yogurt

Ξ Cumin Mint Yogurt Sauce Ξ

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons mint, fresh chopped (3/4 tsp dry)
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • dash of sea salt

Whisk all ingredients together and chill for a couple of hour so the flavors can develop. It is wonderful with vegetables, crudites, beans, seafood, meats or as a spread on bread.

I also received two dessert Oikos Greek yogurt versions: honey or blueberry and the bottom. The blueberry was very but the honey gave me a WOW factor, big time. It is so good and the honey is just fantastic. That one could be addictive. Also available in stores are strawberry and vanilla, and a plain organic version.

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Guest
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t know why I read your blog before bed…it just guarantees a midnight snack…

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Great sauce…love the combination of cumin and mint :)

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

xeno. xeno wiz zee big long hair on top of eez heeead!

:)

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Never had Greek yogurt before simply because I’ve never seen it sold anywhere except at a fastfood restaurant.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Cumin, mint and honey. It’s something that I would enjoy in Greek Yogurt. Thanks for sharing I’d definitely try it. We sometimes buy Greek yogurt for a change.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

LOL Joumana, does the UPS guy count, he brought mine?

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

I am very intrigued by your sauce, love the cumin in it and will try it soon. Gee, I wish I could have the yogurt man delivers to my doorstep like he used to when I was a kid~

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Evelyne, love the info in your post…and cumin and mint in this yogurt sauce sounds and looks delicious…
Hope you ar having a great week ahead :-)

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

This looks a little like my beloved raita from the local Indian restaurant–it would be great with spicy food!

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Looks like a delicious sauce! I’m so happy that good Greek yogurt can be found more easily now :)

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5 Star Foodie
3 years 10 months ago

I love oikos, their greek yogurt is great. The sauce with cumin and mint sound excellent.

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

Oooh. I see they have an organic line. Nice!

Guest
3 years 10 months ago

I have a grudge against Oikos because of their commercial (the one with John Stamos), where the girl declares: “Oh, Swiss chocolate – the best in the world!”. Everyone knows Belgian is the best! 😛 All kidding aside, I love Greek yogurt, but usually try the Liberté brand. Sounds like this one is pretty damn good too, though!

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Faith
3 years 10 months ago

Never had this kind of yogurt before. Thanks for the review.

Hope you have a great week ahead.