This quick and simple mint Greek yogurt sauce is ideal for lamb, Mediterranean-influenced meats, and pita dipping.
Mint Greek yogurt sauce—it’s not just for lamb! We’ve found it’s extremely versatile by slathering it over grilled chicken skewers, baked falafel, and by dunking pieces of torn pita into it. So if lamb isn’t your jam, rest assured that you can still enjoy this cool, tangy, and punchy yogurt sauce in all of its lip-smacking glory.
How do you make Mint Greek Yogurt Sauce?
This recipe is fabulously easy. Plop some plain Greek yogurt into your bowl, throw in the rest of the ingredients, stir to incorporate, and let it sit out at room temp for about 30 minutes. After that, you’re good to cover it and refrigerate it. Or, of course, dig in immediately.
Here’s what the ingredients list looks like:
- Full fat Greek yogurt
- Fresh mint leaves
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Lemon zest
- Ground cumin
- Kosher salt
- Cracked black pepper
Stir all of that good stuff into a bowl and… you’re done!
What can I serve with Mint Greek Yogurt Sauce?
So many things! But we definitely have our faves. Lamb is an obvious pairing. Our most beloved pairing, however, is with these grilled Moroccan chicken skewers! This mint Greek yogurt sauce also works extremely well with Moroccan-spiced fish and these nom-worthy baked falafel. Come to think of it, we wouldn’t turn down a scoop of this stuff on these Instant Pot chicken shawarma lettuce wraps, either.
Aside from acting as a condiment, this Greek yogurt sauce acts superbly as a dip. Serve it with torn up pita, and if you’re feeling fancy, top it with some tabbouleh.
Hope you love it!
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And while you’re here, some other spreads and dips worth considering:
Simple Mint Greek Yogurt Sauce
- 1 cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup finely chopped mint leaves
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- Zest of one lemon
- 1 TBSP freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- Kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
- Place all of the ingredients into a bowl or sealable container. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until everything is well blended. Taste and season to your preference (more salt, more cayenne, etc.)
- Cover, and let the sauce sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. (This lets the ingredients set.) Then refrigerate it for up to five days, or use immediately.