i grew up on miracle whip, which is much tangier than actual mayo. so i like that tangy and it's why i buy the greek yogurt i do. so swapping them for one another isn't an issue because i like both because they are tangy. if you buy whatever mayo you like because of the flavor of it [personally i think actual mayo is much blander, but that's just me] and especially if you find most greek yogurts too tangy, you'll want to mix half and half.
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try some apple cider vinegar too, so good and zero cals! :)
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Try labneh. Greek yogurt is not strained yogurt. It is just Balkan Style yogurt. Labneh is the strained yogurt.
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greek yogurt is a great substitute for mayo/sour cream
I used 1 T of Olive Oil Mayo and a spoon full of Greek Yogurt in the tuna salad I'm eating right now and I love it!!! I think I like it better than regular even! The slight tang makes it delicious!!
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Yes, I use 1 Tbsp. of 0% plain Greek yogurt with tuna, salmon, or on any sandwich that needs mayo. It will take some time getting used to the taste, because it is not salty like mayo. It is only about 10 or 15 calories per Tbsp. & 0 fat. Mayo is usually 50-90 calories depending on the brand and if it is regular or light & 5-11 grams of fat per Tbsp.
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not big on tuna, but i have mixed greek yogurt with light mayo for chicken salad and its good!
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Done it and love it. The taste is obviously a bit different but I never did like overly mayo-ed tuna salad anyway.
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If I was going to try this I would mix 1 tb low fat mayo with 1 tb of the greek yogurt. I think it would taste great that way!
When i make tuna salad instead of trying to substitute for the mayo I just use only enough olive oil mayo to get it to stick together (like 1 T per can)
You might as well try the greek yogurt though...it might work if it's offset by other flavors. Just make a very small batch to try so you don't waste foods if you don't like it.
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Once I used 1 spoonful of mayo and 1 spoonful of greek yogurt (ran out of mayo), and it was pretty good. I did find myself adding extra onions & pickles - as I like those in my tuna salad. I think the greek yogurt adds a different tangy flavor, but can be balanced with seasonings if you don't like it.
Like PP said I don't eat tuna salad but my FI does, I'll have to suggest this to him. I would like for him to eat healthier. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I don't eat tuna so can't answer specifically about the tuna salad...
BUT I have used greek yogurt in other salads that call for mayo and I've liked it! It does have a bit of a sour taste to it, though, so you may need to taste and add some other ingredients if it seems a bit "off".
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