Yogurt Sauce with Mint

yogurt sauce with mintWednesday is recipe day at Cooking Manager.

I made this sauce last night for tortillas, but my mother served it once a week to accompany fish. It also works for vegetables and patties. My kids asked me to make it again tonight. It’s easy, and contains ingredients you probably have on hand. The recipe is flexible enough to  accommodate a variety of spices, vegetables and herbs.


  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion: green (scallions), red or yellow
  • 1/2 or 1 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cucumber, chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, mint or chives

Mix ingredients together and serve cold.


  1. This looks very nice.

  2. Ms. Krieger says

    Mmm…yogurt with mint and other herbs is such a good combination.

    Several of my Iranian friends actually make a yogurt soup like this – they dilute the yogurt to a thinner, soup-like consistency, then add chopped mint, parsley, scallions or chives, walnuts, raisins, and sometimes cucumber or carrots. Very delicious.