What's for Dinner: Greek (Yogurt) Life

Make a meal of creamy yogurt with these three recipes

Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.

We love how versatile thick Greek yogurt is, whether it's topped with a drizzle of honey for breakfast or stirred into a cocktail at night. So for dinner tonight, rely on the strained all-star in everything from an oniony dip to the perfect parfait, all of which is on our super-cultured menu. And if you're in a DIY mood, you can even make your own.

① Appetizer: Caramelized Onion Dip with Feta, Spinach and Walnuts

Yogurt gives mayonnaise the night off for this twist on the classic onion dip. A sweet-and-savory triple play of ultra-tender onions, minced garlic and crispy shallots is worth the bad breath.

② Main Course: Lamb Burger with Herbed Yogurt and Pickled Onions

It may have been the Summer of the Lamb Burger, but we see no reason why now can't be the Fall of the Herbed Yogurt. The dreamy spread sports four herbs and adds serious flair to the juicy cumin-scented lamb patty.

③ Dessert: Almond-Yogurt Parfait with Cinnamon-Apple Compote

The jammy apple layer simultaneously complements the tangy yogurt and satisfies your season-long craving for pie. Plus, with good-for-you ingredients like almond butter and chia seeds, you're practically doing yourself a favor by eating this dessert.