Looking to spice up a dish with a creamy, flavorful dip? Our Greek yogurt sauce is the perfect recipe whether you want to top off a dish with Mediterranean flavors or make a stand-alone dipping sauce that everyone will love. This delicious dip features our Cabot Greek Yogurt and fresh cucumbers for a healthy topping that works great with grilled kabobs, lamb, falafels or Gyros. Or put the sauce in a bowl, slice up some fresh pita, and watch it fly off the plate. Once the crowd has cleared, be sure to let us know how you enjoyed the dish or to share any tips on how to put an original variation on this cucumber yogurt sauce. Also check out our Greek Yogurt Substitution Guide and all the great benefits you receive by eating Greek Yogurt.
Greek-yogurt sauce has long been a favorite for Mediterranean food-lovers, and we are excited to share our recipe with you. The 2 cloves of garlic mix with the tablespoon of chopped dill to add tangy spice that perfectly complements the richness of our Greek Yogurt. The lemon juice and olive oil will add a bit of zesty flair. When all these spices are combined with the crunchy goodness of a fresh cucumber, it creates an intricate flavor that you’ll fall in love with. Our cucumber yogurt dip tastes so good, you’ll feel like you’re on an exotic Greek isle.
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2 medium cloves garlic
¼ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1 medium cucumber
1 cup Cabot Lowfat Plain Greek Yogurt or Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon flavorful extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
PEEL garlic and chop coarsely. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and mash into puree with blade of knife held sideways. Scrape into medium bowl.
REMOVE ends from cucumber and peel. Cut in half lengthwise; scrape out and discard seeds. Coarsely grate cucumber flesh or mince finely with knife.
WORKING over another bowl or sink, squeeze grated or chopped cucumber firmly to extract as much juice as possible; discard juice and add squeezed flesh to bowl with garlic.
ADD yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, dill and pepper, stirring together well.
COVER and refrigerate for at least 2 hours for flavors to blend. Add more salt if needed. Serve as dip with pita bread and fresh vegetables or as sauce for grilled lamb, chicken, beef or vegetables.
I had this yesterday at a Mother's Day cookout. It is delicious, the best ever. I have probably spent two years trying to get the recipe I have just right” and never was completely satisfied. Well
Hello! I am in Spain so I am using Greek yogourt from a company here but let me tell you something… this recipe is simple yet, awesome taste in my mouth! TRY THIS!
Made this for first time today. So easy and a good use for my fresh dill and garlic. A whole cucumber usually goes bad at my house but this recipe takes care of that. This is good for crudites but I plan to serve it with cooked veggies like green beans and broccoli also.
This was wonderful! I have never had or made Greek food before, my husband just loves it. He was amazed!!! Thank you.
it was very good
Excellent recipe using Greek Yogurt, which is my new favorite substitute for anything cream based! This was a hit!
Super easy to make ahead and serve at a party or get together, everyone loved it!
One of our favorite go to dip recipes! Thanks Cabot!
Cabot’s Greek Yogurt is a staple in our fridge! This dip is out of this world delicious!!! nom nom nom
Just amazing! Had it at Mythos in South Africa & started looking for the recipe.
My kids and I turned the making of this into a group effort and the dip was a crowd pleaser.
Excellent appetizer. My guest loved it! I added 1/2 tsp more salt couldn’t get dill so had to skip it but as is made it very inviting for kids 🙂 They could’t have enough.
This dip is amazing! Great to take to the office and share!
Great use of cucumbers! Even one of our families ‘reserved’ eaters liked it! However if you’re unable to refrigerate for a few hours prior to serving you’ll want to ease up on three ingredients: 1) fresh dill – use 1/2 TBSP; 2) lemon juice – use roughly 3/4 tsp no more tho’; and 3) garlic cloves – just use 1 good sized clove.
fantastic! But I used one clove of garlic and cut the salt to 1/8 tea.