Strawberry is a classic yogurt flavor but there's such a huge range in how strawberry-y these yogurts actually taste. Some have the fresh, real berry chunks swirled in; others are more artificially-flavored and sodapop-sweet. We tried 13 yogurt varieties to find the best fat-free, lowfat, and full-fat varieties.
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Sweet-tart pineapple is cooked down with a bit of sugar and shredded coconut that's blended with yogurt, chiles, toasted cumin and mustard seeds, then finished with caramelized shallots. When all of the elements come together, the relish is sweetly cooling at first with a surprising blast of heat in the end. It's reminiscent of a yogurt-dressed version of Mexican mangoes dusted with chile powder—sweet and spicy in the best possible way.
"Nothing fancy here, only the homey and soothing," says Madhur Jaffrey in her book At Home with Madhur Jaffrey when prefacing this dish. That about sums it up. This dish isn't overly spicy or that rich. It's certainly not the dish to wow dinner guests. But it is comforting, and sometimes you're in that kind of mood. Pair this with rice and sauteed spinach and you have the makings of a really satisfying meal.
Greek yogurt is tarter than the average Yoplait, as thick as crème-fraîche, and packed with protein. Newbies have to work up to the tang but the hard-core Greek yogurt eaters can handle it straight up. We put our lactose tolerances on the line to find the best.
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