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Curry Yogurt Cheese Spread for Pita Bread

Curry Yogurt Cheese Spread for Pita Bread

How long does it take?

The yogurt must sit overnight to form yogurt cheese. The recipe takes 10 minutes to make.

What's in it?

1 8-ounce container fat-free plain yogurt
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Sprinkling of salt and black pepper
1 whole-wheat pita bread

How to make the yogurt cheese:

Drape cheesecloth over a sieve or colander. Pour the yogurt onto the cheesecloth. Place the sieve or colander over a bowl to catch the fluid that will slowly drip. Cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, save the yogurt cheese that has formed and pour the fluid down the drain.

How to make the spread:

Place yogurt cheese into a bowl, and add curry powder, parsley, and salt and pepper. Cream together. Spread onto pita bread, and eat.

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories: 227, Protein: 18 g, Carbohydrate: 37 g, Fat: 2 g, Vitamin A: 452 IU, Vitamin B12: 2mg (75% of the RDA), Riboflavin: 1 mg (47% of the RDA), Pantothenic acid: 2 mg, Calcium: 522 mg (43% of the RDA)

What's in it for you?

Yogurt cheese? What's that about? Yogurt cheese tastes like cream cheese without the saturated fat. A tablespoon of regular cream cheese delivers 10 grams of saturated fat and doesn't have many other nutrients. This yogurt cheese contains zero grams of fat and provides bone-building calcium. The whole-wheat pita is a complex carbohydrate, which gives you lasting energy.

Chef's tip:

Herbs and spices make eating fun and full of flavor. Herbs are the leaves or shoots of a plant. Spices are the ground seeds, nuts, bark, or roots of a plant. Spices tend to have a strong flavor and were originally used to keep foods fresh before we had refrigerators.

Last Modified Date: 8/15/2000
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