MAKES: 1 cup
TIME: 3 minutes
You might not even think of this as sauce, but I swear, if you use it on grilled or roasted vegetables or as a dip, people will think you’re a genius. Add a few drops of lemon juice if your yogurt isn’t quite sour enough, which is sometimes the case.
1 cup yogurt, preferably whole milk
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Freshly squeezed lemon juice if necessary
Combine the yogurt with the garlic, a pinch of salt, and a grind or two of pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding the lemon juice if necessary.
Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a few hours; bring back to near room temperature before serving.
6 Uses for Yogurt Sauce
Any of the yogurt sauces can be used in myriad different ways. Some ideas:
- Thin with a little lemon juice and olive oil and use as a salad dressing.
- Top grilled or steamed vegetables or baked potatoes.
- Use as a dip for raw veggies or chips.
- Stir into cooked rice or other grains for extra creaminess, body, flavor, and protein.
- Cook on top of roasted vegetables as you might cheese (don’t overcook, but add during the last 5 or 10 minutes of cooking).
- For a more complex fruit salad, stir into chopped raw fruit.