Yogurt-Garlic Sauce

Summer 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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This cool, savory yogurt sauce recipe makes a perfect healthy sauce for burgers, chicken and grilled vegetables.

Yogurt-Garlic Sauce

Makes: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

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  • 1 6-ounce container (3/4 cup) nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Line a sieve or colander with cheesecloth and set over a bowl, leaving at least 1/2-inch clearance from the bottom. (Alternatively, use a coffee filter lined with filter paper.) Spoon in yogurt, cover and let drain in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour. Discard whey.
  2. Whisk the drained yogurt, garlic, oil and salt in a small bowl.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Stir before using.


Per serving: 37 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 4 g total sugars; 3 g protein; 0 g fiber; 108 mg sodium; 120 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: free food

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