What is the “go to” ingredient in your fridge when it comes to preparing creamy dressings, marinades, dips and sandwich spreads?  Will it be yogurt or mayonnaise? 

Which is a Staple in Your Fridge-­‐-­‐Yogurt or Mayonnaise?

Plain yogurt is a “Beyond The Mediterranean Diet” miracle ingredient, which can be used to replace mayonnaise in many of your favorite recipes. The end result is delicious and nutritious!

  • Plain yogurt mixed with herbs makes a great marinade.
  • Yogurt tenderizes and keeps lean meats and poultry moist!
  • Stay away from aluminum cookware when cooking with yogurt because the acidity reacts poorly with the metal.
  • Use this recipe as a substitution for mayonnaise: 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt + 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard + 1 teaspoon paprika + freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of sea salt


By Layne Lieberman, RD / WorldRD® LLC copyright 2014