Chili Lime Yogurt ‘Butter’
Flavored butter is all the rage these days – honey butter, orange butter, lemon herb butter, dill butter, to name a few. As a foodie, I’m all over it – I mean seriously … yum. But butter packs a whopping 100 calories per tablespoon and 11 grams of saturated fat – cue the sad music.
After trying one of these flavored butters, my first thought was ‘this does taste amazing’ … yes, let’s be honest 😉 … but as always my second thought was how can I make this healthier while still duplicating the flavor.
Fat is not viewed as the big evil it was a decade ago, but it is still important to heed the American Heart Association’s recommended fat guidelines.
- 25 -35% of daily calories from fat
- Minimize saturated fat intake to less than 7% of daily calories
So I made over a flavored butter recipe to a healthier version that can be enjoyed without guilt! See the recipe below for the details.
I experimented with a chili lime flavor and used it to baste salmon steaks. It had a hint of tangy lime flavor with a touch of spiciness which worked well with the salmon. It would also be great with chicken or to use as a dipping sauce. Get creative with your seasoning!
Let me know if you make this and comment below! I would love to hear how you used the yogurt ‘butter’.
- 4 Tablespoons Plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, coarse
- Mix all ingredients together. Use to baste fish or chicken or use it as a fresh dip for raw vegetables.