Friday, March 23, 2012

Yogurt Sauce

Faced with a rapidly expiring (already past date, but still good) container of plain yogurt, I turned to Laurel's Kitchen for inspiration.

from The New Laurel's Kitchen:

Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbls oil [I used EVOO]
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds [I only had about 1/8 cup. Just fine.]
  • 1 Tbls lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt [I used a bit more. I like my salt!]
  • pepper to taste [I also like my pepper!]
  • 1/2 - 1 cup plain yogurt [I used a heaping cup]
Saute the onion in the oil. In a separate pan, toast the sesame seeds [takes just a few mins, constantly sturring the seeds]. Put all ingredients into the blender [food processor] and puree. Thin if desired with additional yogurt or buttermilk [I didn't need to thin].

The recipe intro had suggested this sauce as a nice accompanyment to boiled potatoes, for a potato salad. And, whatdoyaknow but I had rapidly expiring (but still hangin' in there!) red potatoes in the cupboard. Boiled them in their jackets and sliced them up. Combined the taters and the sauce. Perfect.

An excellent way to cook with plain yogurt. And another sauce for my Twenty-Four-New-Sauces-in-2012 self-challenge!