Classic Greek Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Simple yogurt sauce adds an unexpected flair to countless dishes.

This Greek-style yogurt sauce recipe is quite versatile. Simple to make, this is the perfect sauce for lamburgers, gyros, hamburgers, grilled chicken, and turkey. Yes, I said hamburgers. You'd be surprised.

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So easy to make, uses only a few ingredients yet adds such flavor to meat and poultry. Best after it rests for a while.

Course. Sauces and Condiments.

Cuisine. Greek. Mediterranean. American.

Makes. A bit more than 1/4 cup

Takes. 10 minutes


1/4 cup plain yogurt (the thick kind is best)

3 tablespoons sour cream

2 pinches Morton's kosher salt

1 pinch ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon dill, dried or fresh

2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped small

1 tablespoon mint leaves or cilantro, chopped small

1/2 teaspoon honey


1) Prep. Stir together all the ingredients.

2) Serve. You can use it immediately, but if you leave it in the fridge a few hours the flavors have a chance to mingle more.

Meathead Goldwyn

Meathead is the founder and publisher of, and is also known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", a New York Times Best Seller and named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living.



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