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yogurt dip in a bowl, with carrots and a lime wedge
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Yogurt Shawarma Sauce

Enjoy this Yogurt Shawarma Sauce over Chicken Shawarma or use as a dip or salad dressing!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers, Condiments
Cuisine: Assyrian, Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 85kcal


  • cups Homemade or Greek yogurt
  • cup cucumber (minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (pressed)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint (diced)
  • 1 scallion (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon Tahini Sauce (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)


  • Pour yogurt into a large bowl. Add minced cucumber, garlic cloves, freshly chopped dill, fresh mint, scallions, dill weed, salt, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix to combine.


  • Mix a few tablespoons of tahini sauce into the yogurt sauce. Once plated, drizzle Shawarma Sauce with olive oil.


  • Make sure you buy plain or unflavored yogurt; I have on more than one occasion accidentally grabbed vanilla instead of plain. I suppose this is another good reason to make your own yogurt? 
  • Instead of bottled lemon juice, choose fresh lemon juice instead. You'll also accentuate the lemon flavor by mixing lemon zest into the sauce. 
  • For a pretty presentation, you can sprinkle the sauce with some paprika powder before serving.
  • Instead of serving the shawarma sauce with a Chicken Shawarma Plate, you can make a Shawarma Wrap instead using Lavash Bread. Just load chicken shawarma into lavash bread and add any of the following: sliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce, fries, or Hummusand drizzle with the Shawarma Sauce. Wrap and enjoy!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 791mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g