This mint yogurt sauce is creamy, delicious and so refreshing. Made in about 5 minutes with simple ingredients, it’s an easy sauce recipe to add to your repertoire that you’re sure to reach for time and time again.
Are you dipper, dunker or general sauce fan? I know I am! Most meals I eat is usually accompanied by some sort of sauce, whether it’s hot sauce, dressing, some sort of dip or the like.
I know I’m probably like most people when I say that our fridge is chock-full of a variety of store-bought sauces. They’re delicious, yes, but nothing beats homemade.
And I’m a sucker for yogurt-based sauces. I feel like I can always use a little extra without it feeling too heavy, ya know?
As usual, this past summer, our little herb garden was overflowing with fresh mint, and this mint yogurt sauce is the perfect use for it. No dried mint in this recipe!
Mint Yogurt Sauce Ingredients
- Plain Greek yogurt: I like to use at least 2% milk fat yogurt for this recipe. The creaminess works lovely and adds richness.
- Fresh mint leaves: Fresh is best. Because the mint is such a predominant flavour and there are so few ingredients, dried mint is not recommended for this recipe.
- Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds some acidity and flavour. Plus, it helps loosen the sauce a tad.
- Garlic: You want to finely mince your garlic. You can use your knife skills or, for ease, use a garlic press or the small holes on a box grater.
- Salt and black pepper
How To Make It
Place all the mint yogurt sauce ingredients in a mixing bowl, then whisk to combine (full details are in the recipe card below).
Tip: If you want your mint yogurt sauce to be more creamy (and with less texture from the mint), you could further chop the mint leaves or use a food processor to blend everything.
What To Serve With It
This homemade mint yogurt sauce recipe is quite versatile. Some of many favourite things to serve it with are:
- Pita wraps
- Roasted veggies
- Grilled chicken
- Lamb roast, chops or meatballs
- Couscous bowls
Store the mint yogurt sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy within 3 to 4 days. Before serving, give it another stir.
More Mint Recipes
If you make this mint yogurt sauce, be sure to leave a comment below!
Mint Yogurt Sauce
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, I like to use at least a 2% milk fat version
- 1 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped (about ⅓ cup once chopped)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. Stir again before serving.Note: Everyone has a difference preference for seasoning and the like, so feel free to adjust the ingredients to taste. For example, if you want more mint flavour, add more chopped mint. Like more lemon juice or garlic? Add more. You get the idea!
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
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