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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
You can use plain Greek yogurt to make so many great dishes, including this one. Creamy Lemon Yogurt is quite delicious and can be whipped up in minutes. It’s worth making if either you...


  • 2 tablespoons fine granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups plain Greek Yogurt (2% or Whole milk)
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest (see Ann’s Tips)

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 my favorite most indispensable kitchen tools. I can’t do without one! Citrus zest adds so much mellow flavor to simple foods like this, and a microplane makes easy work of zesting.

If your oncologist has put you on a neutropenic diet, check that they’re OK with you eating live yogurt. Yogurt is full of beneficial bacteria, but they’re bacteria nonetheless and some docs don’t like you being exposed to any at all if your immune has been compromised by chemo. Ask.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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