Easy Yogurt Sauce Recipe With Cardamom

4 minutes, 4 ingredients, infinite ways to use it

At Westward in Seattle, where Will Gordon is the executive chef, the culinary team prepares for weekend brunchers who come by car, bike and kayak. Year-round, they can't get enough of his comforting lamb hash served with a versatile cardamom yogurt: a  recipe that works as a condiment, dipping sauce, marinade, dessert and everything in between.

Gordon warns that the key to this recipe's simplicity is restraint: Overeagerness throws everything off. "It's very versatile if you use it subtly," he says. To make the profile taste more like a raita, he suggests adding coriander, garlic and citrus.

Get a week's worth of uses for this recipe and find out which brand of Greek yogurt we love most.

Recipe adapted from Will Gordon, Westward, Seattle, WA

Cardamom Yogurt Sauce
5 from 45 ratings
Get the recipe for an easy cardamom yogurt sauce, which takes less than five minutes to make, requires no cooking and works on both meaty hash and sweet dessert.
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Total time: 5 minutes
  • 4 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons toasted, ground green cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Mix together the yogurt, cardamom and olive oil. Season with salt and serve over lamb, fruit, granola and more. The yogurt will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Calories per Serving 142
Total Fat 9.4 g
Saturated Fat 5.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 19.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 5.1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Total Sugars 4.8 g
Sodium 340.0 mg
Protein 10.6 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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