Yogurt Cheese Torta with Cilantro Pesto

Yogurt Cheese Torta with Cilantro Pesto

Try this easy yogurt cheese, which is sure to amaze your guests!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

5:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Yogurt Cheese
2
containers (5.3 oz each) Liberté® Greek plain yogurt
1/4
teaspoon coarse sea salt
Pesto
3/4
cup lightly packed fresh cilantro sprigs
1
medium jalapeño chile, seeded, chopped
1
to 2 cloves garlic
2
tablespoons Spanish peanuts
2
tablespoons olive oil
Serve-Withs, if desired
Crackers
Olives
  1. In small bowl, mix yogurt and salt until well blended.
  2. Line mesh strainer with double layer of cheesecloth. Spoon yogurt mixture into cheesecloth; bring edges of cheesecloth up and over yogurt. Place strainer over bowl to drain liquid. Refrigerate about 4 hours or overnight.
  3. In food processor bowl, place Pesto ingredients. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, about 30 seconds or until well blended; set aside.
  4. To assemble torta, line 10-oz custard cup with 1 layer cheesecloth. Spoon in one-third of the yogurt cheese and 2 tablespoons of the pesto; repeat 2 times. Top with remaining yogurt cheese; cover with cheesecloth. Refrigerate about 1 hour to blend flavors.
  5. To unmold, peel cheesecloth from top of mold. Turn mold upside down onto serving dish; remove cheesecloth. Serve with crackers and olives.
Makes 8 servings (2 tablespoons torta each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Store covered in refrigerator up to 2 days.
Substitute 1/4 cup of your favorite basil pesto for the cilantro pesto.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 70
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 90mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.