This quick and easy yogurt-based garlic sauce is perfect for homemade kebabs. This garlic sauce is like the one you find in your favorite kebab shop. It’s made in less than 5 minutes and only requires six ingredients. It is creamy and tangy and goes well with grilled vegetables and meats.
There are many ways to make a “fakeaway,” a homemade takeaway, feel more authentic. Make your sauces to make your takeaway more authentic. We make our sauces to save money and reduce the takeaways we order. This simple garlic sauce tastes like the real deal.
The garlic kicks it. It’s creamy but thin enough to drizzle. We used a lot of it! It feels indulgent but is lightened by combining yogurt and mayonnaise. Are you looking for more ways to use garlic? Try our Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread or Garlic Spring Greens.
Mayonnaise and yogurt were used to make the garlic sauce. They both added a little bit. It’s creamy, thick, and rich with mayonnaise. This is what you get in a takeaway sauce. The yogurt adds a nice tartness and lightens the sauce. You can change the ratio and even use yogurt to reduce calories. You can use reduced-fat mayonnaise instead of full-fat. Plain yogurt is better than Greek yogurt because it’s too thick.
Garlic is the star of this sauce. We used five fat garlic cloves because we like our sauce to be very garlicky. You can also make it milder if desired. You can find more information about this in the tips that follow. Garlic is the main ingredient in the sauce. It should be fresh and firm.
Lemon gives the sauce a nice freshness, and garlic and lime go together well.
Sea Salt — Season to your taste. You can add a pinch and mix, then add more if desired.
Water- This will loosen up the sauce. Add a little water until the sauce is of your desired consistency. The sauce should be thick but still drizzleable.
Garlic has many health benefits
Garlic belongs to the family Liliaceae. This family also includes leeks, spring onions, shallots, and chives. They all have a strong flavor. Garlic has been used for centuries as a medicine and is one of the oldest cultivated plants. It has a variety of health benefits.
Garlic contains vitamins B6 and C (pyridoxine) and manganese, selenium, and other minerals. Garlic is also rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and iron.
Allicin is believed to be the active ingredient that gives garlic a distinctive taste and smell. Allicin is produced when garlic is chopped or crushed, but cooking it may prevent some medical properties. This sauce is so good because the garlic is not cooked but crushed.
How to store and choose garlic
We have some tips for choosing and storing the best garlic.
You want to buy garlic that is firm, not soft, and does not show signs of decay. Avoid buying a garlic bulb that has sprouted.
Store the garlic in a dark, cool, and shady place away from sunlight to prevent sprouting. The garlic should be good for two months if it is fresh.
50 ml (0.25 cups) Mayonnaise
Plain yogurt 150 ml (0.66 cup)
5 Garlic clove – crushed
1 Lemon Only juice
One pinch of Sea Salt
Water as needed
Place all ingredients (except for the water) in a bowl.
Mix everything until it is well combined. If needed, add water to thin.