When planning for dinner, it is hard to find the most accessible dressing than this spicy yogurt sauce. No mess, and no prepping work.
This hot Greek yogurt sauce is creamy, spicy, and made with simple pantry-friendly ingredients. Very versatile, and crowd-friendly as well. Overall verdict: One of the BEST sauces that you can rely on.
This Mediterranean cuisine-inspired hot and spicy yogurt sauce, was created initially as a topping for the falafel.
Are you thinking of this sauce for chicken alone? The brief answer is that Chicken, steak, sandwich, or salad, ENJOY the fabulous sauce with your favorite main dish, any time and every time.
The ingredients required
Greek yogurt. The base ingredient gives the spicy yogurt sauce a luscious creamy texture and a fabulous taste that makes them want more. For vegan options, you may substitute with dairy-free yogurt.
Sriracha sauce. When coming to spice up a recipe instantly, what else would pop up in your mind other than Sriracha sauce? This has all in it: the heat and the taste with the right hint of tanginess. Apart from this, the close substitute that would work here for Sriracha is the hot sauce.
Garlic powder. Gives an extra depth of flavor.
Cayenne pepper. In addition to Sriracha sauce, cayenne pepper is added to increase the heat level one step above. However, opt for paprika instead if you want to keep your dressing milder.
Lemon juice. Brightens up the whole dish and gives the sauce a flowing consistency.
How to make spicy yogurt sauce
In a mixing bowl, add Greek yogurt, Sriracha sauce, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and salt.
And whisk until all the ingredients combine and form a silky texture.
Serve over your preferred main dish like grilled chicken(like this, pan-fried garlic chicken) or the salad(like this, ). And enjoy.
Ways to serve this spicy yogurt sauce
Taco. Planning a taco night? Drizzle over the taco with this yogurt sauce.
Salad. Toss and give an all-new makeover to a salad like this Greek yogurt chicken salad.
Whatever the dish you serve, this spicy yogurt sauce will surely make it a big success among family and friends.
Recipe tips and variations
Make ahead. This is a fabulous make-ahead-friendly recipe. For this, whisk up all the ingredients except the lemon juice. Store it in the refrigerator a day in advance. Whip again with lemon juice just before serving.
Storage. Store the leftover sauce in the refrigerator for about a day in advance.
Yield. This spicy yogurt recipe is good to make for about four servings.
Vegan dietary restriction. You may substitute the Greek yogurt with vegan-friendly plant-based yogurt.
Hot sauce. Substitute Sriracha sauce with red hot sauce, if that's what you have.
Fresh garlic. An equivalent replacement for the garlic powder. Add them as minced to the recipe.
Recommended tools to make this sauce
Mixing bowl. A medium-sized mixing bowl is always what I prefer for making a sauce for this proportion.
Printable recipe card
Spicy yogurt sauce
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, add Greek yogurt, Sriracha sauce, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and salt.
- And whisk continuously until all the ingredients combine together and turn into a luscious silky texture.
- And serve over the main dish, like salad or grilled meat. And enjoy.