Dilled Yogurt Cheese

A "dillyicious" treat!

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 12 hr 5 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

4
containers (8 ounces each) plain fat-free yogurt*
1/4
cup chopped fresh dill weed or 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
1
teaspoon salt
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
Crackers, bagel chips or French bread slices, if desired
  • 1 Line 6-inch strainer with coffee filter or double-thickness cheesecloth. Place strainer in bowl. Mix all ingredients; pour into strainer. Cover strainer and bowl; refrigerate at least 12 hours.
  • 2 Unmold onto plate. Garnish with freshly ground pepper and additional chopped fresh dill weed if desired. Serve with crackers.

Expert Tips

Dill weed has an ancient reputation for being a good luck symbol, medicinal aid and aphrodisiac.

For a special presentation, pack the yogurt cheese into a heart-shaped coeur à la crème mold rather than a strainer. Because these molds have fewer drainage holes, you'll need to refrigerate the cheese for an additional 6 hours.

* Use yogurt that does not contain gelatin, or the mixture will not drain and thicken like it should.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
30
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
160 mg
160 %;
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
4 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.