Recipe: Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Lemon yogurt sauce ingredients prepped

This one proves the truism that the simplest things in life are the best. This quick and healthy sauce is ready in minutes, is impeccably healthy and can be used with everything from salads to cooked dishes. Use it wherever you want to add a little brightness and acidity.

It’s also a completely excuse to buy a microplane grater ASAP. If you don’t have one, get one in your kitchen drawer stat! This is the one I use from Amazon (affiliate link) – read our review here.

Recipe: Lemon Yogurt Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 5 ounces Fat free plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 juice lemon
  • 1/2 zest lemon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Finely grate the zest of one lemon  

  2. Quarter the lemon and remove seeds

  3. Add the greek yogurt, 1/2 lemon zest, juice of 1/4 lemon and olive oil together in a bowl. Stir well.

  4. Season with salt and pepper and taste, add more zest or lemon juice if you prefer a really bold flavor.

  5. Move to refrigerator. Flavors best if allowed to rest for an hour or two before use.

The lemon yogurt sauce really enlivens this Middle Eastern veggie plate. In the below picture I’ve roasted sweet potatoes with smoked paprika, beets with sumac and pan roasted chickpeas with cumin, coriander and garlic. Oh, those are Gardein meat free meatballs too.

Gardein meatballs with Middle Eastern veggies and lemon yogurt sauce
Gardein meatballs with Middle Eastern veggies and lemon yogurt sauce

The sauce also goes well with other vegetables, here with roasted fennel and sautéed zucchini in garlic:

Roast fennel with sauteed squash and lemon yogurt sauce
Roast fennel with sauteed squash and lemon yogurt sauce

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