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Simple Mint Greek Yogurt Sauce

This quick and simple mint Greek yogurt sauce is ideal for lamb, Mediterranean-influenced meats, and pita dipping.

Bowl of mint Greek yogurt sauce with pitas and a squeezed lemon.

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?

plate full of ingredients for mint Greek yogurt dip: mint leaves, lemons, spices, and garlic cloves.

Bowl full of ingredients for 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
  • Garlic
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Ground cumin
  • Cayenne
  • 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?

Chicken skewers smothered in Greek yogurt sauce over pitas and rice.

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!

If you plan on making this recipe, be sure to snap a pic and tag us on Insta! @killing__thyme.

And while you’re here, some other spreads and dips worth considering:

Bowl of mint Greek yogurt sauce with pitas and a squeezed lemon.
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5 from 5 votes

Simple Mint Greek Yogurt Sauce

This quick and simple mint Greek yogurt sauce is ideal for lamb, Mediterranean-influenced meats, and pita dipping.
Course Appetizers, Snacks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Appetizer, dip, dressing, mediterranean, Snack, yogurt sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Sitting time 30 minutes
Author Dana Sandonato


  • 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.


  • Donna
    April 13, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    5 stars
    This is so easy and so full of flavor! I made some and enjoyed with some lemon and oregano chicken skewers and it was simply divine. Love how easy it is to make, and with ingredients I always have on hand too!

    • Killing Thyme
      April 14, 2020 at 7:17 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Donna! I swear this stuff was made for chicken skewers ;)

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  • Sean@Diversivore
    April 13, 2020 at 11:32 am

    5 stars
    This recipe made me realize how much I was missing Mediterranean foods and flavours. Like… I’m seriously hungry now Dana. Lol. Not only is the recipe itself that perfect mix of simplicity and deliciousness, but you’ve paired it with a whole bunch of amazing options too. I’m pretty tempted by the lamb, but I think a good baked falafel might be calling me even more. Cheers, and thanks for sharing.

    • Killing Thyme
      April 14, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Thanks, Sean! I’ve been craving baked falafel so hard lately. Haven’t had a chance to whip any up yet—hopefully soon! Whatever you decide to slather this on, I hope you enjoy it :)

  • Gloria
    April 11, 2020 at 10:23 am

    5 stars
    This recipe is full of wonderful flavour. What a great addition to lamb, as a topping on burgers….or just as an appetizer. Easy to make is a bonus too.

    • Killing Thyme
      April 14, 2020 at 7:19 am

      Thanks Gloria! Ah, on burgers! Now that’s something I need to try.

  • Marisa F. Stewart
    April 11, 2020 at 8:50 am

    5 stars
    This sauce would be great to keep on hand with warm weather coming on. I love kabobs especially chicken and shrimp. And we have homemade flatbread in the freezer. This recipe is perfect. The tangy creamy sauce is such a great compliment to the grilled meat. In fact, I may just use it as a topping for my cucumber tomato salad.

    • Killing Thyme
      April 14, 2020 at 7:20 am

      Grilled chicken and shrimp skewers, homemade flatbread, and this good stuff. Sounds like you have a winner of a dinner in your future, Marisa! I need to rock some shrimp skewers soon. SO GOOD.

  • Lisa
    April 10, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    5 stars
    I love the zip in your greek yogurt sauce. It reminds me of tzatziki, but without the cucumbers… and since my last sad looking cucumber recently bit the dust, this will be a perfect alternative to our roast lamb this weekend. I agree with you though, I’d eat this with chicken, pork and mounds of flatbread too!

    • Killing Thyme
      April 14, 2020 at 7:23 am

      Yes! I’m obsessed with tzatziki, but it’s nice to have other options and this blend just works so well with grilled meat skewers. Sorry about your cuke—that’s been happening to me every time I buy cukes as of late. They just don’t have the lasting power! I just planted some in my little garden though. Hopefully they turn out.


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