Cardamom Yogurt Sauce

4 minutes, 4 ingredients, infinite ways to use it
44 Ratings
100% would make again
Easy Yogurt Sauce Recipe with Cardamom
Photo: Westward

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.

Cardamom Yogurt Sauce

Recipe adapted from Will Gordon, Westward, Seattle, WA

Yield: 4 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 5 minutes


4 cups plain Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons toasted, ground green cardamom

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Salt, to taste


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.

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