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Yogurt Dill Sauce

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This light and creamy Yogurt Dill Sauce is delicious on fish, salads, roasted vegetables, and more. Made with 7 easy ingredients, it comes together in 2 minutes and is very versatile!

Try this sauce with my Baked Cod Fish Sliders or Pesto Crusted Salmon!

Bowl of Yogurt Dill Sauce with a spoon, dill and potato chips on the side.

Why You’re Going to Love This Yogurt Dill Sauce Recipe:

  • TAKES 2 MINUTES TO MAKE: There is nothing easier than a flavorful condiment you can just throw in a bowl and mix together. Plus this adds flavor and an interesting component to all your favorite dishes.
  • A HEALTHY SAUCE AND DIP OPTION: The Greek yogurt makes for not only a super creamy base, but it is also a high in protein and great for our digestive system. The fresh dill, lemon, and garlic also contain vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.

What Is Dill Sauce?

Dill Sauce is a thick and creamy sauce that is served with everything from fish to veggies to chicken. Traditionally it is made with a combination of mayonnaise, sour cream, fresh dill, and lemon juice.

My recipe uses Greek yogurt instead and adds fresh garlic and a little bit of dill pickle relish to amp up the flavors. This Yogurt Dill Sauce is never heavy but always fresh, tangy, and bright. You’re going to LOVE it!

Watch This Super Quick Video Tutorial:

Yogurt Dill Sauce Ingredients

This sauce is only 7 simple ingredients. Keep reading for more information and potential substitutions.

  • Plain Yogurt: I use Greek yogurt because that is what I always have on hand. You can also use whole milk plain yogurt. Greek yogurt does tend to be tangier, which I love.
  • Fresh Dill: Of course! I do not recommend dried dill (it just isn’t the same). Make sure you rinse the dill under cool water to remove any dirt and debris.
  • Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed is the best.
  • Dill Pickle Relish: This adds texture and a briney note to the sauce. Make sure you do not mistakenly use sweet relish.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic that is grated very fine is best. You can also use a garlic press or mince it with a knife (the smaller and finer the better). I do not recommend using garlic powder because the flavor is lacking.
  • Salt and Pepper
Ingredients. Greek yogurt, minced fresh garlic clove, dill pickle relish, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and fresh chopped dill.

How to Make Yogurt Dill Sauce

Here is a quick overview of how to make it. The recipe card below will have more details.

  1. COMBINE: In a small bowl mix together Greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice, dill pickle relish, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. REFRIGERATE: To amplify and meld together all the flavors, refrigerate your sauce for at least 30 minutes (overnight is best).
  3. SERVE!

PRO TIP: Taste test it and adjust to your taste preferences before using.

Storing Information

This Yogurt Dill Sauce should always be stored in the refrigerator and in an airtight container or jar. It will last for up to one week, just give it a good stir before serving. Remember to check your sauce for mold spores and a foul sour smell before eating.

Bowl of Dill Sauce with a spoon, ready to serve out.

Ways To Use Yogurt Dill Sauce

The great thing about this recipe is all the different things you can do with it. It can be a sauce or dip, and even a marinade. Here are a few more ways you can use your Yogurt Dill Sauce:

  • on Fish Sliders or turkey burgers
  • spooned over salmon, fish, or shrimp
  • served with veggies (roasted, grilled, or fresh)
  • marinade chicken breast overnight, then bake or grill them
  • a sauce for chips, fries, tater tots, or these Smashed Fingerling Potatoes
  • on your favorite Mediterranean dishes: pita wraps, Falafel, chicken kabobs (it’s a lighter, easier option to Tzatziki sauce)
  • with crab cakes or sushi
  • drizzled over fish tacos and quesadillas
  • as a salad dressing (it’s an awesome alternative to Ranch dressing)
  • chicken wing dipping sauce- try it with my crispy baked wings
Close up of sauce, topped with freshly cracked black pepper and fresh dill.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Is Yogurt Dill Sauce healthy?

Because this dill sauce is made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise and sour cream, it is quite a bit healthier. Yogurt Dill sauce is low in fat, high in protein, and packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients.

Can I make Yogurt Dill Sauce ahead of time?

Of course! I recommend refrigerating the sauce for at least 30 minutes prior to using, but you can make it multiple days in advance. This helps flavors to meld together and develop even more.

Can Yogurt Dill Sauce be frozen?

Technically yes, although I do not like how the Greek yogurt thaws (it becomes liquidy and slightly separated). If you choose to freeze this sauce, make sure it is in an airtight container and you use it within three months. Stir well before serving.

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Bowl of Yogurt Dill Sauce with a spoon and potato chips on the side.

Yogurt Dill Sauce

Elizabeth Swoish
This fresh, versatile, and creamy Yogurt Dill Sauce goes great with everything from salmon to roasted vegetables to potato chips!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Condiments
Servings 8 (2 tablespoons each)
Calories 27 kcal

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt - plain
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill - minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice - fresh squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
  • 1 clove garlic - grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • In a small bowl add plain Greek yogurt, minced dill, lemon juice, dill pickle relish, grated garlic clove, salt, and black pepper.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Pour Yogurt Dill Sauce in an airtight glass container or jar.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes prior to using.

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RECIPE NOTES

Storing Information:

  • In the refrigerator, in an airtight glass container, for up to 1 week.
  • Freezing is not recommended.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on March 9th, 2023
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6 thoughts on “Yogurt Dill Sauce”

  1. 5 stars
    Simplicity at its best and packed with great flavor. Enjoyed it with chips and fresh vegetables. So good!! Thank you.

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  2. 5 stars
    Loved this sauce – was delicious! We left out the dill pickle juice due to an allergy, but still turned out perfect!

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