Cilantro and Yogurt Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A great condiment to temper the spicy foods of India or Greece. Wonderful sauce for stuffed pita pockets, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the cilantro, mint, jalapeño, garlic, cumin and lemon juice and puree to a paste. Add the yogurt and puree until smooth. Season with salt. Allow at least an hour for the flavors to meld.
  2. Make Ahead The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
Most Helpful

This sauce is really delicious. I was lucky to have enogh cilantro in the freezer. Mint I have still a small quantity... but the winter is coming soon!
I used a very thick Turkish yogurt that after blending turned out quite liquid. Next time I would blend only a small quantity with the herbs and add the remaining yougurt folding it under the spiced one with the fork.
Would fit as salad sauce as well. I recommend this for Middle Eastern dishes!
Thanks a lot!

awalde November 18, 2011