Turkish Garlic & Yoghurt Sauce

By Published On: October 21st, 2019

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the tastiest. This super-easy Turkish garlic yoghurt sauce is packed with flavour and perfect for drizzling over meats, fish or vegetables. It’s the tasty of Turkey with every delicious spoonful.

Turkish Garlic & Yoghurt Sauce

This simple Turkish Garlic & Yoghurt Sauce is the perfect partner for all kinds of Middle Eastern Fare. Excellent with meat and poultry, game and even fish it's a creamy, garlicky dream!

This sauce is ubiquitous in every Istanbul kebab shop and it's slathered over everything! There are many varieties of yoghurt sauces and accompaiments in Turkish cuisine - Caçik (essentially the same as Greek Tzatziki) which features cucumber and the delicious Haydari, a thick yoghurt, garlic and herb Mezze that is something quite spectacular.

You could also try the magnificently garlicky Lebanese Toum for a flavour explosion.

Garlic Breath - worth it!

The garlic is strong in this dish so, if you're doing anything for the next week or so, steer clear. The yoghurt is so perfect with grilled meats like kebabs, and works with seafood too. It's a great sour, cold note to warm, spiced meats. I could eat it on everything.

If I'm feeling super lazy, I like nothing more than pigging out on a bowl of this Turkish garlic & yoghurt sauce and loaf of bread and absolutely no interruptions! It's as easy to prepare as it is addictive so get yourself ready for some easy breezy Turkey breath!

How to make my Turkish Garlic & Yoghurt Sauce

Turkish Garlic & Yoghurt Sauce

Turkish Garlic & Yoghurt Sauce

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Recipe by Lee
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Turkish
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings (adjustable) 4
Calories (per serving) | 170


  • 1 cup Greek style yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon (juice of)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • Pepper


  • Using the side of a kitchen knife, crush together the salt and garlic into a smooth paste. Combine with the yoghurt, olive oil and lemon juice. Add a Tablespoon of water to thin out the sauce a little.
  • Tip into a serving bowl and add a couple of grinds of black pepper and a little drizzle of olive oil.


Calories: 170kcal (9%) | Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 15g (23%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) | Cholesterol: 3mg (1%) | Sodium: 605mg (26%) | Potassium: 28mg (1%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 3g (3%) | Vitamin A: 33IU (1%) | Vitamin C: 8mg (10%) | Calcium: 74mg (7%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)
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Turkish Garlic & Yoghurt Sauce

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