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Healthier Baked Yogurt Bouyiourdi

This is a low-calorie version of the Greek dish 'Bouyiourdi'.

Yogurt is a fantastic versatile, convenient and great food staple suitable for the whole family.

Baked Yogurt Bouyiourdi in a Tapas Dish

Baked Yogurt Bouyiourdi Recipe

Containing a range of nutrients important in a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle yoghurt is an amazing food product.

Because I happen to know that when baked, Greek yogurt actually ends up very similar to baked feta just not as salty but it still tastes good, although to be honest, I'd much prefer feta!

So, the first thought that came to mind was the much loved Greek dish 'Bouyiourdi' a meze dish which is, in my opinion, is totally addictive. If you've ever been to Greece chances are you will have come across it.

The usual ingredients of Bouyiourdi are feta, tomatoes, peppers, onions and chilli sprinkled with oregano.

Ingredients for Baked Yogurt Bouyiourdi

Well, there's no feta cheese in this version but it is far lower in calories and fat because yogurt replaces the feta. Yes, indeed you can bake Greek yogurt!

Which yogurt is best for baking?

Greek yogurt is the best. I use the brand name TOTAL Greek yogurt 2% it doesn't split when added to cooking.

Yield: 4
Author: Jan Bennett
Healthier Baked Yogurt Bouyiourdi

Healthier Baked Yogurt Bouyiourdi

There's no feta cheese in this version, so it's far lower in calories and fat because yoghurt replaces the feta.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min


  • 4 shallow dishes - I used tapas dishes
  • 1 x 500g tub of Greek yogurt - TOTAL brand is best
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • dried red chilli flakes
  • dried oregano
  • 2 ripe tomatoes - thinly sliced
  • 2 medium-sized red onions - thinly sliced
  • 3 fat cloves of garlic - peeled and very finely chopped
  • 1 x jar of roasted peppers in oil - drained
  • 1 long green chilli pepper - medium heat, deseeded and thinly sliced


Preheat your oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6
  1. Spoon a dollop of Greek yoghurt into the bottom of each dish.
  2. Top with a layer of the onion, tomato, roasted peppers, garlic and chilli flakes.
  3. Sprinkle with a little salt and a few more chilli flakes along with a little oregano.
  4. Repeat this then drizzle with a little oil.
  5. Top with a little more yogurt and pop the dishes into the oven and cook for about 20 minutes.
  6. When the time is up the yoghurt should have taken on a firm but springy texture and look quite like feta.
  7. Once cooked, serve immediately with slices of crusty bread for dipping.
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