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!
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Yogurt Dill Sauce Ingredients
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
How to Make Yogurt Dill Sauce
Here is a quick overview of how to make it. The recipe card below will have more details.
COMBINE: In a small bowl mix together Greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice, dill pickle relish, garlic, salt, and pepper.
REFRIGERATE: To amplify and meld together all the flavors, refrigerate your sauce for at least 30 minutes (overnight is best).
PRO TIP: Taste test it and adjust to your taste preferences before using.
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.
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:
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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Yogurt Dill Sauce
This fresh, versatile, and creamy Yogurt Dill Sauce goes great with everything from salmon to roasted vegetables to potato chips!
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5 thoughts on “Yogurt Dill Sauce”
Made this to go with my salmon dish for dinner last night. It turned out great. So tasty!
Loved this sauce – was delicious! We left out the dill pickle juice due to an allergy, but still turned out perfect!
This sauce is so creamy and flavorful! It was great for dipping veggies into.
My favorite Yogurt sauce! I served it with battered vegetables and the pairing was perfect!
We used this as a dip for roasted broccoli and it was so good! Nice and creamy and it added such a nice flavor!