This easy yogurt dill sauce is a dream paired with roasted and fresh vegetables, drizzled on fish or your favorite protein, and as a salad dressing! It’s a delicious dip that’s easy to make and made with a handful of ingredients. Prep this creamy sauce in advance to add flavor to any meal!
Easy Creamy Yogurt Dill Sauce Recipe with Lemon
One of my favorite ways to instantly make a meal more interesting is to add a sauce. Plain yogurt gets tons of flavors added in and turned into a creamy, dreamy dip.
Homemade dill dip is a healthy alternative to sour cream or mayo based sauces. It is made mostly with plain yogurt!
For an extra thick dip, opt for plain greek yogurt.
What to serve with this lemon dill yogurt sauce
Think of this easy dill sauce recipe as a cousin to traditional tzatziki sauce. It’s garlicky, dilly, lemony, and super yummy with greek flavors!
Spread it on top of salmon fillets before baking (like this easy baked salmon recipe) for an instant flavor boost.
Add it to greek chicken meatball bowls, drizzle over greek turkey burgers, or pair with any mediterranean-inspired dishes.
Use it as a dip for crispy sweet potato fries, oven fries, fish sticks, or even fresh veggies!
Simple ingredients you’ll need for this simple sauce
Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions.
- plain yogurt
- fresh lemon juice
- avocado oil mayonnaise or extra virgin olive oil (see note)
- dried dill
- garlic powder
- sea salt
- black pepper
How to make this simple yogurt dill sauce
Step 1: In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients together. Stir well to combine.
Step 2: Serve right away, or store in a jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Note – For a thicker dip, use mayonnaise. For a thinner more drizzle-able sauce, opt for olive oil.
Watch me make lemon dill sauce
The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!
How to store this delicious sauce
Prep at the beginning of the week and enjoy all week long on a busy night!
Store leftover sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Give it a quick stir, drizzle or dip, and enjoy!
Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this yogurt dill sauce recipe.
If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!
Plain yogurt – Plain whole milk full fat greek yogurt works well in place of regular yogurt. You can also opt for fat free yogurt if that’s your preference, however, it will not be quite as creamy. To keep this recipe dairy-free, use a plain dairy free yogurt.
Lemon juice – Bottled lemon juice will work here. If you are using fresh lemon, add a little lemon zest to really pump up the lemon flavor! Don’t have any lemon on hand? Try lime juice or red wine vinegar in its place.
Mayonnaise – For this recipe you can use mayo or olive oil, depending on how thick or thin you’d like the recipe to be. Avocado oil will work in place of the olive oil. A good alternative to mayo would be sour cream.
Dried dill – You can absolutely use fresh dill here! It’s a perfect swap for the dried version.
Garlic powder – A fresh clove of garlic that’s minced small will work in place of garlic powder. Dried minced garlic or granules garlic will work in this recipe as well.
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Easy Creamy Yogurt Dill Sauce with Lemon
- In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients together. Stir well to combine.
- Serve right away, or store in a jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If you try this greek yogurt dill dip recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!