Smoky Tomato-Greek Yogurt Crema

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 15 min
  • serves 4 - 6

Grilled tomatoes, Greek yogurt, herbs, onions and garlic are puréed into a smooth and delicious crema sauce.

7 Ratings
Directions for: Smoky Tomato-Greek Yogurt Crema


3 plum tomatoes, halved

Canola oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tsp chipotles in adobo

3 cloves garlic, chopped

1 small Spanish onion, roughly chopped

¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves

1 Tbsp dried Mexican oregano

1 cup 2% or nonfat Greek yogurt


1. Heat a grill to high. Toss the tomato halves with some canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until the tomatoes are charred and softened, turning once or twice, about 5 minutes total.

2. Combine the grilled tomatoes, vinegar and chipotles in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Add the garlic, onions, cilantro, oregano and some salt and pepper and pulse until slightly smooth.

3. Put the yogurt in a medium bowl and swirl in some of the salsa, being careful not to stir it in completely.

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