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Garlic-Yogurt Sauce


Yields about one cup.

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    Issue 99

This very simple sauce is a great dip for pita chips as part of an easy summer picnic menu.

  • 1 cup full-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced and mashed to a paste with a pinch of salt
  • Kosher salt to taste

Combine the yogurt, oil, and garlic in a small bowl and season to taste with salt. Refrigerate until shortly before serving.

Make Ahead Tips

The sauce may be made 1 day ahead.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per 1 Tbs.; Calories (kcal): 25; Fat (g): fat g 2; Fat Calories (kcal): 20; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 0.5; Protein (g): protein g 1; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 1; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 50; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 0; Fiber (g): fiber g 0;

Photo: Scott Phillips

This was good. I strained the yogurt the night before & it made it thick and rich.

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