A Case for Putting Yogurt in Your Pasta

A Case for Putting Yogurt in Your Pasta

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Lauren Kodiak
Apr 6, 2016
(Image credit: Foxes Love Lemons)

Creamy pasta dishes are nothing new (hello, fettuccine Alfredo!), but for the most part, milk or heavy cream are the principal players. Not anymore — today yogurt gets its turn in the spotlight with this spaghetti recipe, which features a dreamy garlic-yogurt sauce that will convince you to reach for the yogurt on pasta night more often.

The silky-smooth sauce for this dish — made with sautéed garlic, plain Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper — comes together in under five minutes. It's simple, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's not flavorful; it's slightly tart, which complements the rich caramelized onions and sautéed lentils and chickpeas. A hit of fresh mint at the end brings some much-needed brightness, while an (optional) topping of lightly sautéed arugula lends a little green power.

I know what I'm having for dinner tonight!

Get the Recipe: Garlicky Greek Yogurt Pasta with Sautéed Lentils & Chickpeas from Foxes Love Lemons

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