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Garlic Greek Yogurt Aioli Sauce

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    This low-calorie Garlic Greek Yogurt Aioli is basically a garlic yogurt sauce that can be swapped in for high-fat garlic aioli. The creamy texture, tangy flavor and bold garlic make it just as delicious as traditional aioli sauce but with one-quarter of the calories!

    a plate with steak fries and yogurt ailoi

    Why We Love This Light and Healthy All-Purpose Aioli Recipe

    This 5-minute recipe for Greek Yogurt Aioli has countless uses! It is the perfect healthier condiment for dipping and spreading in place of full-fat mayonnaise or regular aioli.

    Just like traditional aioli sauce made with raw egg yolk and oil, this healthier Greek Yogurt-based alternative is the perfect addition to burgers and sandwiches, to serve with oven fries or to accompany steamed mussels.

    Recipe Highlights

    • Low Calorie: While regular aioli has 194 calories per 2-tablespoon serving, this low-calorie version has only 57 calories for 2 tablespoons!
    • Classic Aioli Taste and Creamy Texture: We used a small amount of real mayonnaise. Just enough to give it classic taste! The Greek Yogurt gives it plenty of creamy texture.
    • Bold and Tangy Garlic Flavor: We added in fresh garlic, tangy vinegar (or lemon juice) and a little salt to balance it all out.
    • Adaptable: Can be used as a base for many flavorful variations such as remoulade, rouille or tarragon aioli. See more variations to try here.

    Ingredients For This Garlic Yogurt Aioli Sauce

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    • Greek Yogurt: You can use either full-fat, reduced-fat or fat-free greek yogurt. I like to use fat free for the biggest calorie saving.
    • Mayonnaise: To give the aioli an authentic taste it is important to add just a little mayonnaise. This adds a little fat which helps with the taste and mouthfeel. It also adds the essential aioli flavor.
    • White Wine Vinegar: This adds acidity. We liked this a bit better than the version with fresh lemon juice, but either works.
    • Garlic: I added in 1 clove raw garlic. You can also try this with a little pureed roasted garlic confit.
    • Salt: to balance the acidity, it also needs a little salt

    Instructions

    the aioli in the bowl before and after it is whisked together

    Combine the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, vinegar (or lemon) and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.

    Greek Yogurt aioli in a small serving dish and the white mixing bowl

    FAQs and Expert Tips For Garlic Yogurt Sauce

    How long does it last?

    Keep this in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Stir well before using.

    How to store

    Transfer to a pint jar, cover and refrigerate. Alternatively, transfer to a resealable container.

    Serving Suggestions

    Variations To Try

    • Add 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon or 1 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon. This flavor combo is especially delicious when served with steak frites.
    • Add 1 to 2 Sriracha teaspoons to give it a spicy kick.
    • Add 1 to 2 horseradish tablespoons and serve with beef tenderloin.
    • Add 1 each tablespoon of coarse ground mustard and relish for a light tartar to serve with cocktail shrimp.
    • Add saffron and roasted garlic to make this into a delicious low-fat rouille.
    • Turn into a spicy low-fat remoulade by adding in coarse spicy mustard, Cajun seasoning, horseradish and a little pickle juice.
    Greek Yogurt Sauce in a small bowl with a plate of steak fries

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    • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
    • ¾ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
    • ¼ cup mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or lemon juice
    • ¼ teaspoon salt

    Whisk garlic, yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt in a medium bowl.

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    Storage and Leftovers

    Transfer to a pint jar or resealable container, cover and refrigerate.

    Keep this in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Stir well before using.

    • Prep Time: 5 mins
    • Cook Time: n / A
    • Category: Sauce
    • Method: No-cook
    • Kitchen: American

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
    • calories: 57 calories
    • Sugar: 0 grams
    • Fat: 6 grams
    • Carbohydrates: 1 gram
    • fiber: 0 grams
    • protein: 1 gram

    Keywords: Greek Yogurt Aioli, Garlic Yogurt Sauce, Garlic Greek Yogurt Sauce, Greek Yogurt Aioli Sauce, Garlic Greek Yogurt Aioli, Low Calorie Aioli

    About the Author

    Katie Webster

    Katie Webster studied art and photography at Skidmore College and is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute. She has been a professional recipe developer since 2001 when she first started working in the test kitchen at EatingWell magazine. Her recipes have been featured in numerous magazines including Shape, Fitness, Parents and several Edible Communities publications among others. Her cookbook, Maple {Quirk Books} was published in 2015. She launched Healthy Seasonal Recipes in 2009. She lives in Vermont with her husband, two teenage daughters and two yellow labs. In her free time, you can find her at the gym, cooking, stacking firewood, making maple syrup, and tending to her overgrown perennial garden.

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