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Mint Yogurt Sauce With Lemon & Garlic

This mint yogurt sauce recipe is only 6 simple ingredients (including salt + pepper) and is so quick to make! You can pair it with a variety of dishes - from roasted veggies to proteins, like salmon or chicken. Enjoy!
Course sauce
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword garlic, greek yogurt, lemon, mint
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 large cloves garlic (or ~1 tsp garlic powder)
  • Salt + pepper, to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste, as desired.


*NO FOOD PROCESSOR? No problem! You can make this by hand. Simply chop the mint into very small pieces and mince the garlic, before stirring all ingredients together in a small bowl.
*STORAGE: This yogurt sauce will stay fresh for about a week. Simply store it in an airtight container in the fridge. If any separation occurs, just give it a good stir before using!
*CONSISTENCY: If you'd like this sauce to be thicker (like more of a dip), try adding more greek yogurt until it reaches your desired consistency. You may have to add more salt, pepper, and garlic in this case. Just avoid extra lemon (unless you want it to be thinner!)
*SERVING IDEAS: This all-purpose mint yogurt sauce goes great with a variety of dishes, such as:
  • Seafood. I love it drizzled over a simple baked salmon or with some sautéed shrimp. Tip: serve it all over some whole grains and stir the yogurt sauce in everything for extra deliciousness!
  • Meat & poultry. The mint and yogurt flavours of this sauce go well with meats like lamb or chicken. Because of it's refreshing and cooling nature, it pairs particularly well with proteins that have a bit of spice to them!
  • Kebabs. Either meat, seafood, or veggie! It goes great as a dipping sauce.
  • Pita wraps. This sauce would be great with a yummy falafel wrap or a wrap with any of the proteins mentioned above! This would pair well with Mediterranean-inspired flavours.
  • Roasted veggies. This sauce recipe was taken directly from this curry-roasted cauliflower dish of mine. It tastes so good drizzled over roasted veggies, like zucchini, potatoes, radishes, eggplant, squash, or cauliflower!