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.
- 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)
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.
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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