Greek Yogurt Aioli (Mediterranean Recipe)

In 5 minutes or less, this Greek yogurt aioli sauce recipe is quick and easy to prepare. To serve as a dipping sauce, topping or spread along with any meal.
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This Recipe includes

cream Greek yogurt
parsley Parsley leaves
Greek Yogurt Aioli (Mediterranean Recipe) 1 Lemon juice
paprika Paprika
shallots Shallot flakes
garlic powder Garlic powder or flakes
cream (Optional) Ricotta
salt and pepper Salt and pepper

Why we love it

If you are looking for a quick and easy sauce that goes with just about anything, a greek yogurt aioli may be just what you are looking for. In general, greek yogurt is lighter and healthier than mayonnaise, yet still full of flavor.

The etymology of the word “aioli” comes from the French word ail (meaning “garlic”) and huile (meaning “olive”). The traditional French aioli is made from minced garlic, egg yolks and olive oil and is typically served with seafood in Provence.

That Mediteranean influence remains strong, withgreek yogurt aioli substituting egg and oil for greek yogurt, to become a sauce that is much more versatile. The recipe is really simple to make and can be used in so many different dishes such as:

  • a dipping sauce with carrot sticks, chips, panisse, or crudités
  • a spreadable sauce in burgers, burritos, etc.
  • as a side sauce with meat like kebabs, lamb skewers or chicken
  • with poké and buddha bowls

I tend to make it so often that it takes me less than 5 minutes to toss everything into a bowl and mix. There is no cooking involved, just add your ingredients and go.

Sauce Variations

Greek yogurt aioli is rather similar to tzatziki however, it should be a bit tangier and/or less watery. For a thicker version, add a tablespoon of ricotta so that all the ingredients bind better together.

Alternatively, for a bit more flavor, add a teaspoon of dijon mustard for more of a bite. You could also potentially add a teaspoon of honey for a sweeter version, or sriracha for a spicier version. Don’t hesitate to experiment and make your own version!

For a lighter version, that also goes with a lot of different dishes, try the sauce vierge with chopped tomatoes.

What to serve it with?

You can serve Greek yogurt aioli as a dipping sauce with a veggie crudité board, chicken wings, etc.

You can also use it as a sauce with lamb roast, kofta, kebabs, in buddha bowls, burritos and more. Serve it alongside with a tomato provençale sauce for additional flavor.


What drinks to serve with it?

Since greek yogurt aioli is a light sauce, serve it with a light white wine from Côtes de Provence, Bandol or Lubéron. You can read more about French wines here.


How to store it?

Greek yogurt aioli is so easy to make, that I suggest making it fresh. You can prepare it and leave it in the fridge for a few hours if necessary. However the yogurt doesn’t keep the consistency that well if it is frozen, so I don’t recommend keeping it in the freezer.

Greek yogurt aioli

Greek Yogurt Aioli (Mediterranean Recipe)

Nassie Angadi
A tangy greek yogurt aioli that makes a wonderful dipping sauce or accompaniment to any dish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side dishes
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of ricotta (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of shallot flakes
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika


  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a large spoon or whisk.
  • Taste and adjust with salt and pepper as necessary.
  • Serve immediately.


If you intend to make greek yogurt aioli sauce in advance, keep it in the fridge until ready to serve.


Serving: 1gCalories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 54mgSugar: 1g

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