Flatbread with Turkey and Greek Yogurt

Flatbread with Turkey and Greek Yogurt on www.veryculinary.com

by Amy on September 21, 2009 · 44 comments

There’s so much hype in the food blogging community lately regarding Greek yogurt, you’d think it was gold. Jennifer, at My Recipes, even proclaimed that “her view on yogurt changed for life” after eating it. Really? That’s quite an endorsement.

So, when Stonyfield Farm contacted me and wanted to know if I’d like to try their new Oikos Greek Yogurt, I happily accepted. I knew I’d like it, though. I’m a big fan of the Stonyfield brand, in general. Their ingredients are pure and organic. My kids consumed a lot of YoBaby yogurt their first year, and now Stonyfield’s low-fat yogurt always occupies a shelf in my refrigerator.

The question was, how much would I like this Oikos Greek Yogurt?

I decided to test it out on these flatbreads.

Flatbread with Turkey and Greek Yogurt on www.veryculinary.com

I made one with plain yogurt and one with the Greek yogurt.

There’s definitely a difference. It’s a lot thicker than regular yogurt; similar to the consistency of sour cream. And it’s tangy, with more flavor. I was also very impressed that it didn’t taste non-fat, even though it is.

It was really good. Like a game changer. I get it now. The one downside is that it’s expensive. I actually had a little sticker shock when I saw that a 16-ounce container was over $5.00. (However, I gather the high cost is because there’s less water and more milk solids, and thus more protein.) To offset the cost, though, you could make the tub last a while if you use it sparingly.

I would definitely buy this product again. Not regularly, due to our budget constraints right now, but certainly on occasion. I’ve seen several recipes where it’s used in baked goods, so I’ll probably try it that way next time.

Now, back to this easy flatbread recipe for a minute…DELISH. Paul must have said ten times how awesome they were. They really were.

Flatbread with Turkey and Greek Yogurt
Serves 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

• 4 naan flatbreads
• 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
• 3 large garlic cloves, minced
• 3 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1 pound lean ground turkey
• 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
• 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1/2 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
• 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
• 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves or parsley, torn

In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft, but not brown, about 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice, salt, and pepper; cook until the liquid evaporates.

Add turkey to the pan and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no pink remains, about 6-7 minutes. Stir in the cumin, coriander, cayenne, and cook for one more minute. Season with a dash of salt.

Toast the flatbreads. Spread some of the yogurt on first, then top with the turkey mixture and mint.

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nora@ffr October 9, 2009 at 11:30 am

loving this post and the Greek yogurt! :)


Cindy Marcum September 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Where the Orange Blossoms Grow – it is from my childhood and I think we sang it in the Brownies. I lived in south Florida as a child and it was popular there. I always smile when I think of it! Lyrics – I want to wake up in the morning where the orange blossoms grow, where the sun comes creepin into where I’m sleepin and the songbird says hello. I like the fresh air and the sunshine, it’s so good for us you know, and to make my home in Davie, where the orange blossoms grow.
** I know I’m late as I just found this site while researching Oikos. I thought I would submit anyway.


Cathy September 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

The song that always makes me happy is “Every Day I Write the Book” by Elvis Costello. Let me win.


Marti September 27, 2009 at 9:30 am

I like “Blackbird” by the BEAtles. It maeks me sort of wistfully happy. I live in Canada so if I get randomized can the prize be sent to my mom in Yakima?


Char September 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm

I love greek yogurt, and love it even more when it’s free! That flatbread recipe looks great.

Who doesn’t love “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band???


Nicole September 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Guilty by Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb. I remember my mother cleaning the house with that record blaring and she was singing at the top of her lungs. I can not get that image out of my mind so the only thing I can do is laugh about it.


Astrid September 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Your blog is awesome! I just discovered it and found this post, so a perfect time to post a comment for me! Yay! The one song that always brings a smile and sometimes happy tears to my eyes is “The Raindow Connection”, especially the Kermit the Frog version.


Janet Rudolph September 24, 2009 at 4:45 pm

If you want to be you, be you. Cat stephens


Kristine September 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I love greek yogurt. I never was a fan of eating plain yogurt before I tried greek yogurt, but it’s so delicious that I find myself having to ration it when I buy some.

The song “Dreams” by the Cranberries always makes me smile for some reason.


food-4tots September 24, 2009 at 12:59 pm

I always wonder about the difference between plain yogurt and Greek yogurt. Now I got the answer here. Tks for the info. My son also loves eating yogurt since he was a baby. Hope this product will enter Singapore one day.


Steph September 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Remember Wham! – before George Michael went solo… “Bad Boys” always makes me want to dance.

These flatbreads look yummy. I love pine nuts, but rarely buy them because they’re so expensive. This recipe just might be worth it. Sure would help if I had some free greek yogurt ;-)


Jessica September 24, 2009 at 10:56 am

The song that ALWAYS makes me happy is of course Music Together’s “Hello Song”. Anyone who knows it has to agree that you can’t sing it and be in a bad mood. It will always make you smile- even when you’ve had enough!


lo September 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

Heh. No need to enter me into the giveaway… I actually have some coupons of my own. HOWEVER, I have yet to find a grocer that’s not across town where I can buy Oikos! Crazy, but true.

It’s good, though? Maybe worth the drive?


Sophia September 23, 2009 at 2:24 am

Don’t laugh, but Abba music always cheers me up. Especially when they’re singing, “Money, money, money.” It’s crazy, the upbeat music always makes me wanna dance.


Sharon September 22, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Years ago, I clipped a recipe for what was called “cream cheese” yogurt. Just as Natashya, Musingegret and Zerrin mentioned, the regular yogurt is strained, eliminating all the excess liquid. You end up with a more solid, creamy yogurt. I don’t know if it has the same flavor as Greek yogurt, so I will try some to compare.

I don’t like all the additives in flavored yogurt, so I buy plain and just add fruit, jam or preserves if I want the sweetness. I can then control the amount of fruit. I’m now hungry for yogurt!!!!

John Denver’s songs bring smiles, although I don’t know if they are my all time favorites. Do like Dad’s favorite, too.


Kim September 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I have to say I love your Dad’s song, too, and Chopper has good taste, too. And who doesn’t love Walking with Sunshine- THE classic happy song!

But my new favorite make-me-smile song is… Say Hey I love you by Michael Franti and Spearhead. I’m listening to it now. And I’m grinning from ear to ear.


Kristen September 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm

“Fallin’ for you” by Colbie Caillat =]]

bring on that yogurt!!


Dani September 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm

I have a recipe for a yogurt pound cake that I would love to try this in.

My favorite song is (Hit Me) Baby One More Time by Britney Spears. (I know, I know.) It is the ring tone on my cell phone for all of my daughter’s phone numbers, so when I hear it I know my daughter is calling. The only thing that makes me happier than that is actually being with her and my grandchildren.


Dad September 22, 2009 at 4:04 pm

If I Had $1000000 by The Barenaked Ladies, but consider the source. The Minneapolis Duo has the best version.

5 bucks for yogurt? There better be chocolate at the bottom.


Lauren September 22, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Greek yogurt is heaven and has spoiled me for regular yogurt.

Happy song: Uh-Uh-Uh by Hey Willpower.


pam September 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm

I don’t need to enter the contest, but I love how good that flatbread sounds!


Siri September 22, 2009 at 12:59 pm

I love Stonyfield Organic yogurt too – planning to eat a cup of the Blueberry this afternoon (Snack Time). I’ve been wanting to test out some Greek yogurt – so thanks for the tip, I will have to pick up some of the Oikos this weekend. (If I can still get to the store!)

Not really seasonally appropriate – but I can’t help but smile every year when I hear the “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas….” song.

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don’t want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy.

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won’t have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door
That’s the easy thing to do.

I can see me now on Christmas morning
Creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
When I open up my eyes
To see a hippo hero standing there……..


Hanna September 22, 2009 at 10:55 am

MMM…. yum! I’m hungry already.

Happy song: “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves. Good jumping around song when discouraged!


Jennifer September 22, 2009 at 10:45 am

This looks really yummy. I have never tried Greek yogurt, so I may have to give it a shot.

Song that makes me smile: “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen. I don’t know what it is about that song but the minute it starts playing a grin appears.


Mike September 22, 2009 at 8:04 am

I’m not a fan of yogurt, but I LOVE Greek yogurt with honey. My wife and I ate it all summer because it was on sale at the co-op. I don’t remember the brand, but the label was actual in Greek and it had a traditional gold Greek design. The Linden Hills co-op still sells it, but last time we looked, it was no longer on sale, and unfortunately – like Amy said – it’s expensive.

Fave “happy” song: “Better Things” by The Kinks.


Chopper September 22, 2009 at 9:53 am

I only eat yougurt if it is filled with lots of fruit chunks and sugary fruit flavorings. I like spiced Greek yogurt sauce on my Gyro’s, though!

Favorite happy songs: “Uncontrollable Urge” by Devo, “Apeman” by The Kinks and “I Wanna Be Sedated” by The Ramones.


Jude September 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

I eat Stonyfield Organic yogurt every morning (Blueberry is in front of me as I type this), but I’m not familiar with Greek yogurt. Now I’ve got to try Oikos.

Lots of songs make me happy. ‘Funny Face’ by Donna Fargo is top of the list today: “Funny face, I love you, funny face, I need you. These are the sweetest words I’ve ever heard” WHA!?!


jive turkey September 22, 2009 at 8:31 am

OMG I LOVE THAT YOGURT. One of the main reasons I sold my soul and started shopping at Wal-Mart is that they have the lowest price around on Oikos yogurt. In fact, I just finished my morning cup. MMM.

Happy song: Right now, it’s “This Is How We Go Out,” by Leslie & the LYs.


Joanne September 22, 2009 at 6:04 am

I am such a greek yogurt fan and Oikos is actually one of my favorite brands. There are other good ones out there…I can get Chobani at BJ’s for not so much money and Trader Joe’s brand is also pretty cheap. I do have a certain loyalty to Stonyfield though…you can’t beat only having two ingredients in yogurt! These flatbreads look amazing! I love flatbread…bread…carbs. Lol. My happy song is Just Like Heaven by The Cure. It always puts me in a good mood!


Danielle September 22, 2009 at 12:26 am

That flatbread recipe is really unusual. I can’t wait to try it!
My happy song is “Here” by the group HelloGoodbye. It reminds me of summer roadtrips to the beach with my best friends in high school every time I listen to it. Now that we are flung across the globe, it makes me happy to think of them when I listen to it. Plus it just makes you want to get up and dance!


Natasha - 5 Star Foodie September 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm

The flatbreads with Greek yogurt sound delicious! I do love Oikos Greek yogurt and especially the fact that it’s fat free and yet it tastes great. Since I’ve tried the samples, I’ve been buying a container of plain yogurt every week.


jess September 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I love “Dont worry baby” by the beach boys!


Helen September 21, 2009 at 9:12 pm

I know this is so old school, but I love anything by Frank Sinatra. Honestly, I never thought he could sing that well, but I still love his songs and they always make me feel good.

I’ve used Greek yogurt with fruit and honey (really delicious), but not incorporated into a meal like these flatbreads. Must try.


Lisa September 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm

“Holiday” by Madonna. That song has “happy” all over it.

I love Greek Yogurt. Can’t believe you hadn’t tried it yet, Amy!! These flatbreads look fantastic.


zerrin September 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

I love yogurt and we call the thicker one ‘Strained Yogurt’ as it is strained to get rid of its excessive water. And using it on flatbreads is a great idea!


Heather September 21, 2009 at 8:34 pm

My happy “go to” song is September by Earth Wind & Fire. How ironic to run your contest in the same month! I’ll probably win right? ;^)


Naomi September 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm

hmmm the song that makes me happy?? i have trouble picking just ONE!

I would have to say Real Mccoy “Beautiful life” such a great workout song and so catchy! it just always pep’s me right up!!

love love love greek yogurt, so versitile, thick and tasty! :)


musingegret September 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Like Natashya, but using store-bought yogurt, I just dump a cartonful into a colander or strainer lined with a coffee filter, set it in a bowl in the fridge for a few hours and voila! Thick, creamy yogurt ready for honey and walnuts for dessert or cukes, garlic, olive oil and lemon for tzatziki sauce. Yum! Whenever I hear the Doobies play “What a Fool Believes” I get up and dance and smile. ;-)


Rebecca (Foodie With Family) September 21, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I lurve Greek Yogurt. Really I do. My favorite happy song? You can laugh if you want, but I have loads, but I’ll confine myself to the top three. One of them is “Beethoven’s 9th Symphony”. The next is “I would walk 500 miles” by the Proclaimers. Another is “Graceful & Charming (Sweet Forget-Me-Not) by Great Big Sea (of course, you could pretty much substitute almost any other GBS song for a quick pick-me-up.)


Sherrill September 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm

I freakin’ love Greek yogurt. Expensive, but sooooo worth it.

My ultimate happy song: No One Like You, Scorps


chocolate shavings September 21, 2009 at 10:45 am

That sounds really tasty!


Natashya September 21, 2009 at 10:40 am

Looks tasty! I make my own yogurt, and strain it in the fridge to make Greek-style.
I am in Canada though, so don’t put me in the draw.
Fave song that makes me happy? Lime in the Coconut!
…such a silly woman!…if you call me in the morning I will tell you what to take……


Kristen September 21, 2009 at 10:15 am

Beautiful by Carole King
“You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face
And show the world all the love in your heart
Then people gonna treat you better
You’re gonna find, yes, you will
That you’re beautiful as you feel”


Mellissa September 21, 2009 at 9:25 am

I have that recipe marked in Every Day Food- I will definitely try it now!

The song that always makes me happy when I hear it is- Kokomo by the Beach Boys, it is the first song I remember really liking as a kid.


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