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May 14, 2014 09:52 AM

Pareve sub for Greek yogurt

I have a meatball recipe that I would like to try- the sauce calls for Greek yogurt. What would be a good substitute? (the recipe is lemony leek meatballs in the Jerusalem cookbook).

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  1. There are totally parve yogurts available: soy, coconut milk, etc. You could strain one of those through cheesecloth to thicken it.

      1. re: moonlightgraham

        Thanks. I found it and bought the plain flavor. Hopefully it will do the trick...

        1. re: EmpireState

          I've used this exact yogurt in this exact recipe :) It works just fine.

          1. re: GilaB

            Great- I am looking forward to make it for Shabbat.

            1. re: EmpireState

              Wait! No, I didn't use the vanilla flavor (too sweet), I used the plain one.

            2. re: GilaB

              Did you make the beef lemony meatballs, odd the turkey zucchini ones? Both have Greek yogurt as part of the recipe.

              1. re: helou

                I've made both, and they're both delicious.

                1. re: GilaB

                  Well then, so I'll try both.
                  For Shabbos I made one of Ottolenghi's recipes, the Aubergine and Tomato Bake, (Scroll Down)

                  It was so delicious fresh on Friday night, but even better reheated Sunday night. I'm not a big fan of allspice so I skipped it, and used less cinnamon, but otherwise I followed the directions very closely. No way the of patties would be enough to make 2 layers in a lasagna size pan (how I calculated the cm to inches), so I used something closer to 9X9 and squooshed it down. But it was wonderful.

        2. Tofutti sour cream would be fine. Don't get bent out of shape trying to exactly replicate.

          1. If you drained a parve yogurt through a coffee filter, you should end up with something close to Greek yogurt.

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            1. re: Dovid

              Or as I posted above, Tofutti's Sour Supreme is thick and has the right flavor profile. No pareve Greek or other yogurt comes close to real yogurt flavor-wise, and if you're making a sauce with lemon juice added, then stick with Sour Supreme, it will be better.

              1. re: ferret

                Tofutti's Sour Supreme works really well in recipes and sauces, especially where there are strong flavors and you mostly need it for consistency. Plus it lasts for a really long time in the fridge, which is nice when you only need a spoonful here and there.