Yogurt-Garlic Sauce

This savory sauce would excellent with grilled chicken or lamb.

Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 6-ounce container (3/4 cup) nonfat plain yogurt

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 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 drained yogurt, garlic, oil and salt in a small bowl.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

37 Calories
1g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Calories 37
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 5%
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Vitamin A 3IU 0%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 6mcg 1%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 9mg 2%
Potassium 120mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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