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Mint Yogurt Sauce – Lebanese Yogurt Dip

This refreshing Lebanese yogurt sauce is an amazing and refreshing Middle Eastern dip and condiment. This mint yogurt sauce is cool, refreshing and is the perfect accompaniment to many different meals and salads.

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Lebanese yogurt sauce, Mint yogurt dip

Growing up in a Lebanese family, there was hardly a Lebanese feast without different types of yogurt dip. Lebanese yogurt is called “Labneh.” Labneh is a thick, strained yogurt used as a garnish for many Lebanese recipes and is a staple part of Lebanese cuisine. Sometimes plane Labneh is served with grilled meats, like this chicken shawarma recipe, and vegetables. Another options is to add other spices or high quality olive oil to it and served as a dip for Pita Bread or Za’atar Bread, or as an oil free dressing for salads or Arabic dip for veggies.

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What is mint yogurt sauce

Mint yogurt sauce is a classic Mediterranean yogurt made with thick plain yogurt, fresh mint leaves (or dried mint), garlic and salt. This minted yogurt dip is a classic Middle Eastern addition to the mezze platter.

What does mint yoghurt sauce taste like?

Lebanese mint yogurt sauce is cool and refreshing. It is creamy and has the perfect blend of mint and garlic flavors.

Is it healthy?

There are many benefits to mint and yogurt. Yogurt is full of gut healthy probiotics which may enhance the immune system. Yogurt is a good source of calcium and protein. The health benefits of mint are many. Mint is supposed to help with digestive and stomach ailments, and may even help brain function.

All in all, Lebanese yogurt with mint can be extremely beneficial for health.

Where is mint yogurt sauce from?

Yogurt and mint are a staple part of Middle Eastern food and the Mediterranean diet. It is also very common in Eastern and Asian countries as well, including India. Mint and yogurt sauce is very common in Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and other countries in the Middle East.

What do you eat with yogurt sauce?

A common way to eat Lebanese yogurt sauce is to eat it as a dip with veggies, or as a dressing for Lebanese Cucumber Salad. It can also be a great yogurt mint sauce for lamb or shawarma as well. Mint yogurt sauce for kebabs would also be PERFECT! Here is a list of other Lebanese recipes that are commonly garnished with Labneh, or with mint yogurt sauce:

What are the ingredients for yogurt mint sauce

The ingredients are:

  • Plain whole milk yogurt (or Labneh if you prefer it to be thicker)
  • minced garlic
  • Fresh mint leaves or dried mint
  • salt

What kind of yogurt should I use?

Whole milk is preferable for this yogurt sauce with mint, however Lebanese Labneh will work just fine if you don’t mind it being quite a bit thicker. Can you use Greek yogurt? Yes, but my preference is plain whole milk yogurt.

How to make mint and yogurt sauce?

In a medium sized mixing bowl, take 1/2 of a cup of plain whole milk yogurt and mix in 1 tablespoon of dried mint (or 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint), garlic and salt.

If you desire it to be thicker, more of a spread or Lebanese dip, then use Lebanese Labneh.

Lebanese yogurt sauce with garlic and mint

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Lebanese yogurt sauce, Mint yogurt dip

Mint Yogurt Sauce

Emily Ackerman
This refreshing Lebanese yogurt sauce is an amazing and refreshing Middle Eastern dip and condiment. This minty yogurt sauce is cool, refreshing and is the perfect accompaniment to many different meals and salads.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cuisine lebanese, Mediterranean, middle eastern
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Plain whole milk yogurt or Labneh for thicker consistency
  • ¼ cup Fresh mint leaves chopped or 1 Tbsp dried mint leaf
  • ½ teas Salt
  • ¾ teas Garlic Powder

Instructions
 

  • In a medium size mixing bowl, stir all of the ingredients together
  • Serve as a dip, dressing, or condiment on sandwiches, wraps and with kebobs.
Keyword Garlic Labneh with Mint, Lebanese mint yogurt dip, Lebanese mint yogurt sauce, Mint Yogurt, Mint Yogurt Sauce, Mint yogurt with garlic
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This refreshing yogurt mint sauce is the best yogurt mint dressing sauce out there. It is a 4 ingredient recipe. It is a yogurt mint dip for a vegetable dip and it is also the best yogurt mint sauce for lamb or other Middle Eastern dishes. This Lebanese mint yogurt is cool and refreshing and perfect on falafel wraps or for a shawarma topping. It is a wonderful idea for mint recipes or for a different yogurt dip or yogurt dressing.
This refreshing yogurt mint sauce is the best yogurt mint dressing sauce out there. It is a 4 ingredient recipe. It is a yogurt mint dip for a vegetable dip and it is also the best yogurt mint sauce for lamb or other Middle Eastern dishes. This Lebanese mint yogurt is cool and refreshing and perfect on falafel wraps or for a shawarma topping. It is a wonderful idea for mint recipes or for a different yogurt dip or yogurt dressing.
This refreshing yogurt mint sauce is the best yogurt mint dressing sauce out there. It is a 4 ingredient recipe. It is a yogurt mint dip for a vegetable dip and it is also the best yogurt mint sauce for lamb or other Middle Eastern dishes. This Lebanese mint yogurt is cool and refreshing and perfect on falafel wraps or for a shawarma topping. It is a wonderful idea for mint recipes or for a different yogurt dip or yogurt dressing.
This refreshing yogurt mint sauce is the best yogurt mint dressing sauce out there. It is a 4 ingredient recipe. It is a yogurt mint dip for a vegetable dip and it is also the best yogurt mint sauce for lamb or other Middle Eastern dishes. This Lebanese mint yogurt is cool and refreshing and perfect on falafel wraps or for a shawarma topping. It is a wonderful idea for mint recipes or for a different yogurt dip or yogurt dressing.
This refreshing yogurt mint sauce is the best yogurt mint dressing sauce out there. It is a 4 ingredient recipe. It is a yogurt mint dip for a vegetable dip and it is also the best yogurt mint sauce for lamb or other Middle Eastern dishes. This Lebanese mint yogurt is cool and refreshing and perfect on falafel wraps or for a shawarma topping. It is a wonderful idea for mint recipes or for a different yogurt dip or yogurt dressing.

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