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Yogurt and sour cream sauce

Tue 10 Dec 2019 12:16:54 PST
Here's another yogurt-based sauce that's great as a dip for chips or vegetables. Also excellent as a dressing for fish cakes, salmon and seafood. On top of those uses this sauce is easily modified to suit individual tastes and purposes.

Including a generous amount of sour cream gives the sauce a wonderful richness that makes it stand out from other yogurt sauces. No secret that pumpkin seed butter is one of our all-time favorite flavors, its use here gives the finished sauce a unique appearance and intriguing taste.

We think it's incredibly versatile and we eat a lot of it. Don't hesitate to experiment—you might agree the best thing about it is it's kinda hard not to come up with a winner!


  • yogurt, thickened (Greek, etc.) 1 cup
  • sour cream 1/2-2/3 cup
  • pumpkin seed butter 2-4 tbsp
  • lime juice 1 tsp
  • lime zest 1/4-1/2 tsp
  • malt vinegar 1 tsp
  • maple syrup 1 tsp
  • toasted sesame oil 1-2 tsp
  • coriander, ground 2 tsp
  • cumin, ground 2 tsp
  • cardamom, ground 1 tsp
  • mustard seed powder 1/4 tsp
  • allspice, ground 1/2 tsp
  • celery seed 1/4 tsp
  • onion powder 1/4-1/2 tsp
  • dill weed, dried 1/4 tsp
  • marjoram, dried 1/2 tsp
  • salt, black pepper to taste
  1. Mix yogurt, sour cream in an ample size bowl.
  2. Add pumpkin seed butter, maple syrup, sesame oil, lime juice and zest, and malt vingegar. Mix well.
  3. Mix spices and herbs into the mixture. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. Once mixed it's ready to serve, though gets better over a day or two.
  5. Keeps for a week or more in the refrigerator, but chances are a batch wouldn't last that long anyway!
Categories: sauces seasonings

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