Substitutions for greek yogurt?

  • Are there any available substitutes for greek yogurt?

    I don't have any in the fridge. Looking for a substitution besides regular yogurt or any yogurt based substitution. Looking to make a creamy like cold sauce for fish tacos.

    @ghoppe saw that thread. That's germane to the difference between regular yogurt and greek yogurt. While I agree regular yogurt would be a substitution; it doesn't directly answer the question.

    It depends completely on what you want to do with it. If you are baking it in a batter, no non-yogurt substitution will function. If you are making a salad dressing, you could use mayonnaise and still get a good salad. In between, there are various degrees of sensitivity.

  • DHayes

    DHayes Correct answer

    9 years ago

    Sour cream could work. It has a similar flavor to plain greek yogurt, although the consistency is somewhat different. In fact, My fiance and I have switched to using greek yogurt in place of sour cream because of this since sour cream is higher in calories. I think it would be just fine for a sauce.

    I was thinking this, exactly. I have often seen greek yogurt used as a substitution for sour cream, so it would make sense if it worked the other way as well. Especially in the OP's original usage for a cold sauce for fish tacos.

    Thumbs UP - was making hummus that called for Greek yogurt and didn't have any - used sour cream and it's delicious. Have made this with Greek yogurt in the past and I have to say - I think it's BETTER with sour cream.

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