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Smoky Greek Yogurt Sauce – Delicious With Grilled Chicken!

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Smoky and creamy, this Greek yogurt sauce goes perfectly with roasted vegetables, grilled chicken, flatbreads and more! Plus it’s really easy to make!

Why You’ll LOVE This Smoky Yogurt Sauce 

It’s ridiculously easy to make! our tasty smoky Greek yogurt sauce is super simple to make, just sprinkle, stir, dip or pour!

Versatile – you can swap and change the ingredients to go-with whatever you’re cooking up for dinner.

Low cost – this is a budget, healthy way to add some extra flavour, and interest to grilled meats, vegetables and fish.

spices being stirred into a bowl of Greek yogurt

Smoky Greek Yogurt Sauce Recipe

Serves – 4

Prep Time – 2 minutes

Total Time – approx 2-3 minutes

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Equipment Needed

  • Teaspoon
  • Small bowl

Ingredients For Smoky Greek Yogurt Sauce

You’ll just need Greek yogurt and a few spices to make this tasty dipping sauce.

ingredients for smoky yogurt dip on a wooden board - include Greek yogurt in a bowl, then a blue saucer to the side with dried herbs and spices on it - including garlic powder, onion, cayenne, cumin and smoked paprika
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Pinch salt (to taste)

How To Make Smoky Greek Yogurt Sauce 

It’s super quick and easy to make this easy smoky Greek yogurt dip!

Step One – measure out the ingredients

  • Place two cups of plain Greek yogurt into a small bowl.
  • Measure out the spices.

Step Two – mix up the smoky Greek yogurt sauce

  • Tip the spices into the Greek yogurt and mix well to combine all the flavours.
  • Then serve.

What To Serve With Smoky Greek Yogurt Sauce 

This Mediterranean style yogurt sauce goes with loads of different meals and dishes. Try any of the following or create some of your own.

Recipe Tips And Ingredient Variations

Make it plant-based

Switch the Greek yogurt for a plant-based version to make this a simple vegan dipping sauce.

Add different spices and herbs

You can tailor this recipe to suit whatever you’re cooking for dinner. Try adding Indian spices, Italian seasoning or some fresh herbs like basil, coriander or fresh dill, Mexican spices with lime zest. It’s super easy to mix and match the ingredients.

This is also tasty if you add in some grated fresh garlic cloves, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and crumbled feta cheese.

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Add some vegetables

Want to up your veggie intake? Try stirring in some fresh veggies, try grated cucumber, beetroot or carrot (just use a box grater)

Love Your Leftovers

How To Store

Leftover smoky yogurt dip can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge and used within 2 days (or before the use-by date/instructions on the Greek yogurt pot)

Use up leftovers on pitta breads, gyros, salads or in sandwiches. Or simply use as a dip for pita chips.

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spices being stirred into a bowl of Greek yogurt

Smoky Greek Yogurt Sauce

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

A super easy smoky dipping sauce that goes great with chicken, fish or vegetables.


  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Tip the spices into the Greek yogurt and mix well to combine. Greek yogurt with spices tipped into it
  2. Taste and season with salt.smoky greek yogurt sauce
  3. Serve
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 12g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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