My creamy dill yogurt sauce is made with simple ingredients and takes minutes to make. It makes a delicious dip for crudites or as a condiment on your favorite sandwich, grilled meats, and seafood, and vegetables.
This versatile sauce goes with so many dishes it’s guaranteed to become your go-to dip or sauce for family gatherings or busy weeknight dinners.
Serve this delicious, easy-to-make dill yogurt dill dip with fresh veggies and your choice of crackers. It also makes a delicious dipping sauce for buffalo wings.
Ingredients to make Dill Yogurt Sauce
Let’s start by gathering the ingredients we need to make my lemon dill yogurt sauce recipe. In Chef Speak, this is called the Mise en Place, which translates into Everything in its Place.
Not only does setting your ingredients up ahead of time speed the cooking process, but it also helps ensure you have everything you need to make the dish.
If your local grocery stores don’t have fresh dill, you can use dried dill instead. And garlic powder or garlic salt can be substituted for fresh garlic. If you use garlic salt, make sure to cut back on the table salt.
You can also substitute your favorite fresh herbs for the fresh dill.
Do I have to use Greek yogurt to make the recipe?
No, you do not. Greek yogurt is thicker and will make a sauce with better consistency, but regular plain yogurt can be used. You can also use sour cream or a combination of yogurt and sour cream to make this creamy sauce.
Full fat Greek yogurt is my choice for this recipe, but you can also use low fat or fat free yogurt to make my dill yogurt sauce.
How to make Dill Yogurt Sauce
- Add the plain Greek yogurt, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh dill, chopped garlic, black pepper, and salt to a small bowl.
- Whisk to combine the ingredients for my easy yogurt dill sauce.
Serve the yogurt dip with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and your favorite dippers. It’s the perfect appetizer for dinner parties, date nights, or as a dip for game day get-togethers.
Store any leftover dip refrigerated in an airtight container for 4-5 days. It does not freeze well.
If you enjoyed this creamy dill yogurt sauce, make sure to check out my easy Greek Tzatziki dip. And if you like making your own homemade sauces, my creamy horseradish sauce and homemade tartar sauce are two of my favorites.
Both use similar ingredients, including Greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice, and garlic, to make the sauce. The only real difference is traditional tzatziki sauce includes the addition of grated cucumber with the excess water squeezed out.
Fresh dill is definitely preferred for its flavor and aroma, but you can use dried dill if you don’t have fresh on hand. The general rule is to use one-third the amount of dried dill compared to fresh dill.
Add more if needed for your taste preference.
This sauce pairs wonderfully with grilled meats, fish, vegetables, falafel, sandwiches, burgers, buffalo wings, and french fries or as a dressing for salads.