Greek Yogurt Sauce is easy to make with only a few ingredients. This flavorful vegan sauce is delicious on salads, kebabs, and pilafs. It's similar to Tzatziki sauce but without the cucumber. Instead this Greek Yogurt dip combines non-dairy yogurt with lemon, garlic, and mint.
A very versatile sauce
Vegan Greek Yogurt Sauce is one of those recipes you'll turn to again and again.
Not only is it easy to make, it adds a tangy flavor and creaminess to all your favorite Mediterranean diet dishes.
I love this lemony mint yogurt sauce for kebabs, like my go-to Vegetable Kebabs.
And it's delicious served with Zucchini Stew, baked potatoes, and falafel.
Tzatziki sauce without cucumbers
What I like about making this yogurt sauce is that all you need to do is mix the ingredients together and it's ready to serve.
While I like cucumbers in dishes such as Grilled Corn Salad and Vegan Cold Cucumber Soup, it's time consuming to have to grate and squeeze out the excess liquid from them so that the yogurt sauce doesn't get watery.
And unfortunately, not everyone in my family loves cucumbers the way I do, so I wanted to make a Greek yogurt dip without them.
Greek Yogurt Sauce ingredients
To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- plain dairy-free yogurt (unsweetened)
- lemon zest
- lemon juice
- fresh garlic
- fresh mint leaves
- salt and pepper
In order to zest the lemon, I recommend using a Microplane zester/grater.
But be sure to remove the zest before you squeeze the juice from the lemon.
Otherwise this task will be a lot more difficult.
These days it's easy to find a wide assortment of vegan yogurts at most supermarkets.
There are ones made from coconut, soy, almonds, cashews, and even flaxmilk.
Since they all have slightly different tastes and textures, you might want to try out a few different brands.
For a review of some of the popular ones on the market, check out The 10 Best Dairy-Free Yogurt Brands to Raise a Spoon To.
Unfortunately I'm allergic to almonds, but I've found several non-dairy yogurts I enjoy made fromeither coconut, soy, or cashews.
Greek Yogurt Sauce Recipe
This recipe makes about 4 servings if you are using it as a dressing or dip.
But since it's so low in calories and really healthy, don't feel guilty about using more.
If you don't eat the whole bowl at once, you can cover and store the leftovers for a few days in the refrigerator.
And making Greek yogurt sauce couldn't be simpler.
Just mix all the ingredients together, and it's ready to eat!
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Greek Yogurt Sauce (Vegan)
- 6 ounces plain dairy-free yogurt, (unsweetened)
- zest of one lemon
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Place the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well to combine. Taste and adjust for the seasonings, as needed.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for later.