4 amazing skyr recipes you need to start using ASAP

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We're live at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York with Icelandic Provisions and Feedfeed making some amazing recipes using skyr!

Posted by AOL Lifestyle on Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's not always easy to find ways to eat healthier alternatives to the everyday foods we eat. Well skyr (skee-er) is here to save the day.

If you've never heard of it before, skyr is a yogurt-like Icelandic food that was originally founded by the vikings many, many years ago. The company Icelandic Provisions has made the product, the only traditional Icelandic skyr, available for purchase in grocery stores around the U.S.

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We had the pleasure of using The Institute of Culinary Education's (I.C.E.) kitchen and teamed up with The Feed Feed, one of the largest and fastest growing social media communities of people who love to cook, and Icelandic Provisions to show people how easy it can be to incorporate skyr into your everyday recipes for easy-to-prepare, healthy alternatives.

See all of the recipes in the video above, and check out the breakdown below for all of the details!

Skyr Smoothie Bowl with Chia Seeds, Berries and Coconut Flakes

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 5.3 oz container Icelandic Provisions Flavored Skyr
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen berries of choice
  • ½ cup muesli or rolled oats
  • Toppings: Chia Seeds, fresh berries and coconut flakes

Directions:

Add skyr, banana, frozen berries and muesli or oats to a high-powered blender and process until smooth. Add a bit of water to help the mix blend, if needed.

Pour into a bowl and top with fresh berries, chia seeds and coconut flakes.

Open Faced Skyr Toast with Roasted Turkey and Hard-Boiled Egg

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 2 tbsp Icelandic Provisions Plain Skyr
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 or 3 slices fresh roasted turkey
  • 1 egg, hard-boiled and sliced
  • 5-6 slices of cucumber
  • Handful of sprouts, optional

Directions:

Toast the bread, then spread on the plain skyr. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with turkey, egg and cucumber. Season once more with salt and pepper (if desired) then top with sprouts (if using) and enjoy!

Skyr Tzatziki Dip

Serves 2-4 as an appetizer

Ingredients:

  • 2 containers (5.3 oz, each) of Icelandic Provisions Plain Skyr
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup diced cucumber (cucumber should be peeled and seeded before dicing)
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • For serving: pita chips or fresh crudite

Directions:

Add garlic and lemon juice to a small bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes to mellow the sharpness.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Chill for about an hour before serving to let flavors come together. Serve with pita chips or crudite, or use an a sandwich spread.

Roasted Salmon over Green Beans with the Skyr Sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2-6 oz Salmon filets, skin on
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ lb trimmed green beans
  • Herbed Skyr sauce:
  • 1- 5.3 oz container Icelandic Provisions Plain Skyr
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400˚F and line a baking sheet with foil. Combine the lemon zest, juice, chopped parsley, ½ of the minced garlic and 1 tbsp of olive oil in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Spread this mixture evenly over the two salmon filets, then season both sides generously with salt and pepper.

Set the salmon skin side down on the baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, or a few minutes longer if you like your salmon cooked all the way through.

Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of salted of water to a boil. Prepare an ice bath and set a fine mesh strainer inside of it. When water comes to a boil, add green beans and cook until bright green (about 2 minutes). Remove from water and add to strainer set over ice bath using kitchen tongs. Let beans sit for about 2 minutes, or until they have cooled completely, then remove from ice bath and let drain.

Heat a large sauce pan over medium heat and add the remaining olive oil and garlic. Cook garlic for about 30 seconds, or until garlic becomes fragrant. Add the green beans and saute for about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

To make the skyr dill sauce, whisk all of the ingredients together, adding more salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, divide the green beans between two plates and top with baked salmon. Drizzle the salmon with herbed skyr sauce and enjoy!

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