Chimichurri is one of those distinct flavors that you yearn for long after the meal is over. We decided to create this as a dip to enjoy over and over again. This Chimichurri Yogurt Dipping Sauce can be used as a side to add to meat or veggies, or it can be used as a dip to serve for guests with raw veggies, pretzels, and more! The dip comes together in 10 minutes or less and most items you probably have at home in your cabinet already. Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!
For some reason we always have an abundance of parsley in our house and it typically takes longer than most herbs to start turning. Our plan was to make our Chimichurri Steak and Garlic Frites, but we decided it might be nice to experiment with a creamy chimichurri instead of the oily one you see on menus. Phillip and I though about using sour cream, however we knew it would be too heavy so we opted for the next best thing, plain greek yogurt instead! Best idea EVER. Instead, we ended up dipping our potatoes in the Chimichurri Yogurt Dipping Sauce instead of the garlic aioli!
There are no specific tools needed to make this dipping sauce. If you have a cutting board, chopping knife, and a bowl you will be all set!
Greek Yogurt: The sourness provided by the greek yogurt is what makes this dip so tasty. I recommend not altering this to a regular yogurt and instead using sour cream if you don’t like greek yogurt.
Parsley: The STAR of the Chimichurri Yogurt Dipping Sauce right here!
Red Wine Vinegar: Just like any good chimichurri, a few splashes of red wine vinegar is required for the tang in the dip!
Step by Step
Start first by chopping up all the ingredients, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, and parsley. Next add the greek yogurt to a medium sized bowl. Add the chopped jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, parsley, salt, red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, and olive oil. Stir really well to combine all the ingredients evenly. You can eat this fresh or refrigerate for 30 minutes before enjoying for optimal flavor so the ingredients have time to sit with each other.
Below is the breakdown of our spending at our local Safeway for this recipe, the total came to $10.00. While you may not be using the entire item like the garlic or red pepper flakes, we priced for the entire item as if you did not have the ingredient at home to use. Items not priced are olive oil and salt.
Chimichurri Yogurt Dipping Sauce
- $1.00 Parsley
- $1.00 Cilantro
- $0.50 Garlic
- $0.50 Jalapeno
- $2.00 Plain Greek Yogurt (we used 2 single serving containers)
- $2.50 Red Pepper Flakes
- $2.50 Red Wine Vinegar
From our kitchen to yours, cheers!
Chimichurri Yogurt Dipping Sauce
- ½ cup finely chopped parsley
- 3 cloves finely minced garlic
- 1 ½ tsp finely chopped cilantro
- 1 jalapeno finely minced
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- Start first by chopping up all the ingredients, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, and parsley. Next add the greek yogurt to a medium sized bowl.
- Add the chopped jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, parsley, salt, red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, and olive oil.
- Stir really well to combine all the ingredients evenly. You can eat this fresh or refrigerate for 30 minutes before enjoying for optimal flavor so the ingredients have time to sit with each other.