This easy Yogurt Dip is made with a few ingredients and can be put together in just 5 minutes. It is fresh, creamy and flavorful, perfect to enjoy with veggies, fries or as a topping for kebabs. 

Yogurt dip with carrots and cucumbers
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If you are looking for healthier dips or sauces, look no further than yogurt based dips. They are healthier, light and have a slightly tangy taste that gives an extra zing. All you need is a few staple pantry ingredients along with creamy yogurt to make this amazing dip in just 5 minutes.

You can call this yogurt garlic sauce, lemon yogurt sauce or yogurt herb dipping sauce. It brings together all the wonderful flavors in one. Make this with greek yogurt for an even thicker, creamier consistency. It is also an healthier lighter version of a ranch dip, as it is made with yogurt rather than mayonnaise.

It is a great side for french fries, chickpeas squash fritters, and any other fried foods. It is a very subtle and fresh sauce that a beautiful combination of all flavors. As I use fresh yogurt to prepare this dip, it is quite healthy and uses ingredients easily accessible without the need for preservatives.

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How to Make?

The herbs used in this yogurt dip do not require multiple trips to the store. You can make this dip with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Ingredients for a basic yogurt dip
  • Take a cup of cold plain yogurt, I usually use full-fat yogurt as it gives a rich creaminess to the dip.
  • Add garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme to the yogurt.
  • Then add the required amount of salt along with a pinch of pepper.
  • Add olive oil and lime juice. The lime juice will gives the extra tanginess to the yogurt.
Yogurt topped with some herbs in a white bowl

This recipe is quite similar to the Greek yogurt dip that uses jalapeños or dill with the bites of garlic and onions. You make this dip before a barbecue or a game night. While you can keep this dip refrigerated for 3-4 days, I would not recommend freezing the sauce, as it is yogurt based.

yogurt dipping sauce in a bowl with veggies to dip

Variations

This yogurt dip is very versatile.  You can try different variations of them in according to your taste palate.

  • You can add a freshly minced garlic clove with the thyme, and onion instead of garlic powder.
  • Add chives, dried dill or parsley to make this dip more flavorful.
  • You can substitute apple cider vinegar instead of lime juice.
  • Make this dip into a greek yogurt dip by using rich and creamy greek yogurt.
  • If you want to add some heat to this dip, add some fresh jalapenos. You need to use a food processor or blender to mince the jalapenos well before adding it to the yogurt.

How to use this Yogurt dip?

This yogurt dipping sauce is a great to use as a dip with almost anything, similar to my avocado cilantro dip. Your kids might even eat some fresh veggies along with this dip. If you love making salads, just drizzle this dip as a dressing.

This yogurt sauce makes a delicious topping for shwarma, kebabs, tandoori chicken or tandoori aloo tikka. Or top it over grilled veggies such as brussels sprouts.

Be it grilled chicken, burrito bowls, sandwiches or wraps, this Greek yogurt dip is sure to be a great topping!

yogurt dip garnishes with parsley in a bowl along with carrots and cucumbers on the side to dip

Enjoy this 5-minute versatile yogurt dip and share your what you enjoy dipping in it or topping it over!

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Greek Yogurt Dip

This easy Yogurt Dip is made with a few ingredients and can be put together in just 5 minutes. It is fresh, creamy and flavorful, perfect to enjoy with veggies, fries or as a topping for kebabs. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Take a cup of yogurt and whisk it.
  • Add garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme to the yogurt.
  • Then add salt to taste along with a pinch of pepper. Add olive oil and lime juice. Whisk all the ingredients together until they become creamy.
  • Enjoy this creamy healthy yogurt dip!

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Notes

Storing: You can make this ahead and refrigerator for 3-4 days. Do not freeze. 
Variations: 
  • You can add a freshly minced garlic clove with the thyme, and onion instead of garlic powder.
  • Add chives, dried dill or parsley to make this dip more flavorful.
  • You can substitute apple cider vinegar instead of lime juice.
  • Make this dip into a greek yogurt dip by using rich and creamy greek yogurt.
  • If you want to add some heat to this dip, add some fresh jalapenos. You need to use a food processor or blender to mince the jalapenos well before adding it to the yogurt.
Using this dip: Dip in fresh veggies such as carrots, cucumbers and celery. If you love making salads, just drizzle this dip as a dressing. Top it on shwarma or kebabs. Or top it over grilled veggies such as brussels sprouts or burrito bowls.

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 620mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 192IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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  1. Glad I found your wonderful recipe for dip! Thank you for sharing. I needed the flavor for raw veggies and toasted pita triangles. Will try on other dishes too.

    1. Hi Diana – You’re welcome! Enjoy the dip with your veggies and pita triangles. It’s versatile and great on various dishes.

    1. Wanted something for pasta and salad. Really delicious and simple to make. Will go well with so many dishes.