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Creamy Lemon Yogurt

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

Plain Greek yogurt can make so many great dishes, including this one. Creamy Lemon Yogurt is quite delicious and can be whipped up in minutes. For fans of fruit flavored yogurts, this dish is worth...


  • 2 tablespoons sugar, fine granulated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups plain Greek Yogurt (2% or Whole milk)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated (see Chef Tips)
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Nutrition Facts


151 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


12 g


11 g


0 g


11 g


67 mg


  1. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar and lemon juice until the sugar has mostly dissolved.
  2. Add the yogurt and the lemon zest and whisk together until completely combined and smooth. Serve on it’s own with fresh fruits or compote.

Chef Tips

Everyone should own a microplane grater. It is one of the most indispensable kitchen tools. Citrus zest adds so much mellow flavor to simple foods like this, and a microplane makes easy work of zesting.

If on a neutropenic diet, check with the physician if it’s ok to eat live yogurt. Yogurt is full of beneficial bacteria, but they’re bacteria nonetheless.  Some physicians recommend against exposure to even the beneficial bacteria, if the immune system has been compromised by chemo. Ask.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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