Last Updated on October 25, 2020 by Cookie
A delicious Lemon sauce with yogurt adds flavor to any dish, either your choice falls on a vegetarian dish or not!
I just adore making salads and I always vary with dressings and sauces so avoiding monotony in meals. Likewise, the salad greens and vegetables that make up the salad can vary and can be combined in numerous ways. Just choose your favorite combination of main ingredients and coat with this fresh and light lemon sauce to obtain a delightful and tasty salad. Lemon sauce with yogurt will pair perfectly with:
- Crunchy and healthy broccoli cauliflower salad
- Creamy cucumber radish salad
- Fresh spinach salad
- Carrot salad in a creamy dressing
- Simply Caesar salad with shrimps
- Creamy tomato salad.
Having as a base Greek yogurt, lemon sauce paired with a slice of fresh ciabatta or some crunchy Grissini (breadstick) can create a perfect appetizer or snack. Lemon sauce with yogurt pairs also unprecedented with succulent Steak or Crispy falafel.
With its simplicity and flavor, this dressing recipe with yogurt, lemon, and garlic will satisfy even the most demanding tastes.
What is a salad dressing?
A salad dressing is usually a liquid seasoned mixture, which coats a salad. Generally speaking, a salad dressing has as a base vegetable oil, yogurt, vinegar, or mayonnaise and then it is seasoned with various species and flavors (garlic, lemon, fresh herbs).
A dressing can be made in larger quantities and then stored for 2-3 days in the refrigerator, in a jar with a lid. In most cases, it is better to add salad dressing to the salad just before the serving, especially if the salad contains salad greens. So the leaves will remain crispy and fresh.
Ingredients for Lemon sauce with yogurt:
Lately, more and more people pay more attention to their health and opt for healthy and organic products. Choosing products for each recipe I am also always looking for qualitative and fresh ingredients. If talking about dressing and sauces I even forgot when I bought commercial ones. Once discovering how easy and quickly you can make them by yourself, you will surely opt only for homemade dressings and sauces. Try our Tzatziki sauce, Honey mustard sauce, Tahini dressing, and get convinced. Now pin one more delicious and fresh sauce.
To get that creamy consistency of lemon sauce chose a high percentage of fat yogurt. I prefer to grab classic Greek yogurt. So for this best lemon sauce with yogurt recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
Greek yogurt (plain) – 1 cup
Lemon juice – 2-3 tablespoon freshly squeezed juice
Fresh garlic – 2 cloves
Olive oil -1 tablespoon
Fresh dill – 1 tablespoon
Salt & pepper to taste.
How to make Lemon sauce with yogurt?
Prepare all the ingredients needed for this yogurt lemon sauce recipe. Start by grinding garlic. Garlic is often used in dressing and sauces recipes because it gives the dishes a unique flavor. Unfortunately, not everyone can serve it fresh. In this case, qualitative organic garlic powder is a good alternative.
So grind garlic with a pinch of salt until it has a paste-like consistency. Then add lemon juice, a pinch of lemon zest, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well until all ingredients are emulsified. Then add the plain yogurt and finely chopped dill. As I already told I use plain Greek yogurt from a local manufacturer, with 3,5% fat. Season with some pepper to taste to give the sauce a little bit more richness and mix until evenly distributed.
The lemon sauce with yogurt and garlic juice is not only easy to make but also has a unique taste. Try it too, and give your dish a special identity!
Delicious Lemon Sauce with Yogurt
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp lemon zest
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp chopped dill
- salt & pepper to taste
- Grind garlic with a pinch of salt until it has a paste-like consistency. Then add lemon juice, a pinch of lemon zest, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well until all ingredients are emulsified. Then add the plain yogurt and finely chopped dill. As I already told I use plain Greek yogurt from a local manufacturer, with 3,5% fat. Season with some pepper to taste to give the sauce a little bit more richness and mix until evenly distributed.