Zucchini Greek Yogurt Spread-2

Zucchini - Greek Yogurt Spread


Greek yogurt is the backdrop to countless savory spreads that can easily replace mayo in sandwiches. This Greek recipe for a fun, plant-based sandwich spread using Greek yogurt attests to the healthy options so many Mediterranean diet recipes offer. Use this delicious Greek yogurt-charred zucchini spread with smoked salmon, turkey, or even tuna.

RATING
SERVES
2
PREP TIME
10
COOK TIME
5

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchinis, sliced lengthwise and cut into 1-inch-thickhalf-moons
  • 4-6 tbsp extra virgin Greek olive oil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Fresh mint, chopped, or 2 teaspoons dried Greek mint
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Dash of cayenne or red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle zucchini slices with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, turning once, until both sides are nicely browned. Remove from heat.

  2. Once zucchini have cooled to room temperature, place in a food processor. Add mint and lemon zest, salt and pepper to taste, and the cayenne or red pepper flakes, if using. Pulse on and off for a few seconds and then add the olive oil and yogurt. Pulse until pureed.

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