Yiaourti Me Meli

Alright, I’m just going to come out and say it… I’ve had an incredibly busy week. Some wonderful changes are happening here at The Shiksa in the Kitchen. While all of these changes are positive, I’ve been swamped with work, which has prevented me from blogging as much as I’d like to. I’m happiest and most at home when I’m in the kitchen, trying out new recipes to share with you. Lately I haven’t had a spare moment to cook… which, I’ll admit, is slightly depressing. That said, I’m excited about the developments happening on my site, and I’m really looking forward to sharing them with you!

When I’m running around trying to finish a task list a mile long, it’s hard to find time to develop new recipes. This week, I’m sharing a simple Greek snack that I make when life gets too busy to cook. It’s served in Greece as a dessert, but I could eat it all day long. It’s loaded with protein, making it a great “pick me up” any time of day. Did I mention it’s gluten free?

This Greek dish is called Yiaourti Me Meli– Greek yogurt, honey, and nuts. They serve it at our favorite Greek restaurant in Malibu, which is where I learned about the dish. If you’ve never tried the flavor combination, you’re in for a real treat. I’ve given rough ingredient amounts below for one serving, but feel free to adjust any of the ingredients to taste. Sub pistachios for walnuts if you prefer. You can also add fresh fruit to the bowl– peaches, berries, whatever is ripe and seasonal. Lower the glycemic index by replacing the honey with agave nectar. Use Greek yogurt with any fat content you prefer… Greek yogurt is strained to remove excess moisture, which gives it a creamier taste and higher protein than traditional yogurt. This dish doesn’t require any cooking. Cool, creamy, tangy, sweet, a hint of spice… so much flavor, and only four ingredients. Plus, it only takes 2 minutes to make. Now that’s my kind of dessert!

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Yiaourti Me Meli - Greek Yogurt, Honey and Nuts


  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp crushed walnuts
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 tbsp honey, more or less to taste
Prep Time: 2 Minutes
Servings: 1
Kosher Key: Dairy
  • Spoon the yogurt into a small dessert dish. Sprinkle crushed walnuts over the top of the yogurt. You can toast the walnuts lightly in a hot skillet, if you'd like, to bring out more of their natural flavor. Sprinkle the yogurt with cinnamon and drizzle with honey. Serve.

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  1. Hope you can catch your breath soon and get some rest. I am excited to see what is new on your blog :)
    This is similar to my breakfast, I add a bit granola but the rest the same. I started eating walnuts more because it is said to lower cholesterol. My final attempts before my yearly check up :)

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    I can’t wait to hear your news! In the meantime…..this looks amazing! Quick and delicious – my kind of dish!

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    This is a delicious treat that I never tire of. I make cheese from the yogurt by letting it drain for a day in the refrigerator then add toasted walnuts, chopped scallions and a little salt and pepper. I love this for lunch with toasted pita chips.

  4. Thanks Tori, I never come across Greet yoghurt until my daughter´s housemate often ate that !! She added anything she could find in my daughter´s fridge >:O. She ate it in the morning and lunch too. I only add in some fruit jam instead of buying the ready made yoghurt with fruits as they are far too sweet. I often eat it in the morning. Will give this recipe to my sister who eat like a beggar at dinner time !!

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    I have been making this dish for decades. However, I also add dried fruit such as cherries or cranberries,crushed banana chips,wheat germ,nuts such as cashews, pecans, almonds, walnuts, seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower ,fresh or frozen berries, granola, and top it off with a little honey or maple syrup. I vary ingredients as I see fit each time so it’s never the same. It is delicious and packed with nutrition. Don’t add extra sugar buy using sweetened fruit, use only non or low fat yogurt, use natural or organic granola and use a light hand with the honey and maple syrup. this will decrease calories, sugar ang fat. It is higher calorie made this way, so only use a rew nuts, a sprinkle of wheat germ and only one serving of fruit combined. With restraint, this can be made to be only 300 calories or so and it is oh so delicious!

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