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Are there any available substitutes for greek yogurt?

I don't have any in the fridge. Looking for a substitution besides regular yogurt or any yogurt based substitution. Looking to make a creamy like cold sauce for fish tacos.

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Related (actually pretty much a duplicate): cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/2902/… –  ghoppe Oct 5 '11 at 23:26
    
@ghoppe saw that thread. That's germane to the difference between regular yogurt and greek yogurt. While I agree regular yogurt would be a substitution; it doesn't directly answer the question. –  chrisjlee Oct 6 '11 at 2:07
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It depends completely on what you want to do with it. If you are baking it in a batter, no non-yogurt substitution will function. If you are making a salad dressing, you could use mayonnaise and still get a good salad. In between, there are various degrees of sensitivity. –  rumtscho Oct 6 '11 at 7:19

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Sour cream could work. It has a similar flavor to plain greek yogurt, although the consistency is somewhat different. In fact, My fiance and I have switched to using greek yogurt in place of sour cream because of this since sour cream is higher in calories. I think it would be just fine for a sauce.

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I was thinking this, exactly. I have often seen greek yogurt used as a substitution for sour cream, so it would make sense if it worked the other way as well. Especially in the OP's original usage for a cold sauce for fish tacos. –  TJ Ellis Oct 19 '11 at 15:10

For cooking, or putting a dallop on top of a bowl of soup? Try crème fraiche.

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