FatFree Home
FatFree Recipe Archive
More condiments recipes from FatFree

herbed-yogurt-cheese recipe

Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 14:09:11 -0400
 From: LaurJill@aol.com
 Here is yet another way to make yogurt cheese (can definitely replace Cream
 Cheese). I got this recipe from JACQUES PEPIN of the NY TIMES.
 Total time: 8 hours 15 minutes 
    2 cups nonfat plain yogurt 
    1 scallion, cleaned and finely minced (1 tablespoon) 
    1 tablespoon chopped parsley 
    1 small clove garlic, peeled, crushed and finely chopped (1/2 teaspoon) 
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
    1/4 teaspoon salt. 
    1. Place yogurt in a fine strainer set over a bowl, and refrigerate for 8
 hours to allow moisture to drain out. 
    2. Discard the liquid, and place the yogurt in a mixing bowl. Add the
 remaining ingredients. Mix well. 
    3. Transfer the mixture to a piece of plastic wrap about 10 inches long,
 and roll it into a log about 5 inches long and 1{ inches thick. Refrigerate
 until ready to serve. 
    4. Serve the cheese with toast, crackers or bread. It is good served as
 part of a salad accompaniment; arrange chunks on each plate, or spread on
 small toasts or untoasted baguette slices. 
    Yield: 6 servings. 
    Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 35 calories, 0 grams fat, 1
 milligram cholesterol, 125 milligrams sodium, 4 grams protein, 4 grams
 I buy FF Cottage Cheese (Plain) and add whatever spices/herbs I feel like
 eating that day, for example: Minced Onion, Garlic Powder, Basil, Thyme, etc.
 I shake the spices/herbs right in the container and mix it around. Let it sit
 for an hour or so so the spices/herbs expand, and spread it on a bagel. It's
 very good!
 kwlacto lacto