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Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce

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The age old question for food-lovers everywhere: “What would be your last supper?” A lot of people have a hard time with this question, because there are so many different routes you can go. For me, it would be very a very simple, comforting dish. The first thing that comes to mind is my favorite summer meal: grilled lemon-herb marinated chicken with spicy aioli and rigatoni with mozzarella, parmesan, basil and tomatoes. This is a dish that my mother used to make often throughout the spring and summer, and I almost always requested it when I would be home from college for a few nights. Even when I have tried to recreate it myself, it’s never quite as perfect as my mother’s version.

That being said, there is one thing I have managed to recreate: the spicy aioli. Believe it or not, this is one of the main components of my last supper. It’s spicy, creamy, addictive, and the perfect dipping sauce for grilled chicken. It immediately brings your chicken to the next level. It also immediately adds loads of calories and fat to your otherwise healthy grilled chicken; which is why I have come up with my own healthy version that tastes almost exactly the same as the original.

spicy yogurt sauce

Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tsp ground dry mustard
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

In a mini food processor, chop the garlic first. Then add the yogurt, lemon juice, spices and salt and process to combine. Add olive oil in a slow, steady stream with the motor running. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your liking.

photo 2Besides being the perfect topping to grilled chicken, there is a world of other opportunities for this spicy yogurt. It would make a great base for chicken salad, or you could use it as a marinade for chicken breast. It would also go well on top of a grilled fish or braised lamb. Tonight I served it on the side of some baked chicken schnitzel (recipe on the way). And of course, you could serve it with a crudité – or as GGD would prefer, just eat it with a spoon! Either way, you and your guests will love it and you won’t feel guilty afterwards.

About Kelsey

Kelsey is a food and wine lover residing in Napa, California, where she does marketing for a boutique wine collective. She previously lived in San Francisco for over six years, where her blogging journey began. She loves to cook seasonal meals and experiment with new wine pairings. She has been drinking and learning about wine with her father since she was 14, and cooking in the kitchen with her mother since she was 6. Both of her parents taught her well about seasoning and flavors, and she continues to learn more with every meal that is made.

2 responses »

  1. Pingback: Winner Winner Chicken (Schnitzel) Dinner « shak&shuka

  2. I love a good garlicky sauce! This looks great!


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