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Greek Yogurt Sauce with Garlic and Mint

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time 5 mins
Total time 35 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 1/2 tbsp.)

If you have a well-stocked pantry and fridge, you likely have everything you need on hand to whip it up for any weeknight dinner. A squeeze of lemon juice makes tangy Greek yogurt even better, but you can cool the bite with a bit of extra-virgin olive oil and fresh mint. We really prefer this dip with a fatty fish like salmon or arctic char, but it's equally good with lean chicken or pork. If you've got time to spare, let this dip sit for 30 minutes to an hour so the flavors can really marry. It's even better the next day.


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • 1 (7-oz.) container plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, grated

Nutrition Information

  • calories 51
  • fat 2.1 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 4 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 137 mg
  • calcium 36 mg
  • sugars 4 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 1 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill 30 minutes to 1 hour.