Creamy Yogurt Mint Sauce: The Perfect Lamb Companion

Healthy and Refreshing Homemade Yogurt Mint Sauce Recipe

Elevate your lamb dishes with this refreshing and tangy yogurt mint sauce. A harmonious blend of cool Greek yogurt, fresh mint, and aromatic spices, this sauce is the ideal accompaniment to bring out the best flavors in your favorite lamb recipes.

Lamb and mint have been a match made in culinary heaven since ancient times. The Babylonians recognized this perfect pairing, and it has remained a classic combination throughout history. Even Queen Elizabeth I couldn’t keep people away from this delightful duo!

Our yogurt mint sauce recipe takes this timeless pairing to new heights. The coolness of Greek yogurt balances the richness of lamb, while fresh mint adds a burst of flavor that cuts through the meat’s natural fattiness. Enhanced with zesty lemon, aromatic cumin, and a hint of cayenne, this sauce transforms your lamb dishes into unforgettable culinary experiences.

A Versatile Condiment for All Seasons

While particularly refreshing on hot summer days, this yogurt mint sauce is a year-round staple. Its cooling properties make it perfect for spicy dishes, and its bright flavors can liven up any meal. Try it with grilled vegetables, as a dip for pita bread, or even as a unique salad dressing!

Yogurt Mint Sauce Recipe


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mint leaves
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, finely chopped mint leaves, minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, ground cumin, and cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well incorporated. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper according to your taste preferences. Allow the sauce to rest for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
20 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 55mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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