Shawarma Sauce Recipe


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This shawarma sauce is so delicious on wraps and sandwiches, but it’s also incredible on grilled chicken and salad! This white sauce is the best garlic sauce!

Shawarma Sauce

I’ve been on such a sauce recipe kick recently. I’m obsessed with livening up simple meals with all of my favorite sauces, and this easy homemade sauce is no exception.

We’ve been making this recipe for years at this point, and I can’t believe I’m just now getting around to posting it for all of you! I’m sure you’re going to love it as much as we do.

What Is It?

Shawarma sauce is a delicious garlic sauce with a Greek yogurt base. Tahini adds some warmth, depth of flavor, and the classic Middle Eastern flavor you’d expect here. Lemon juice and fresh herbs brighten it up and make it just totally irresistible.

It pairs so well with my tzatziki sauce recipe, and I love serving it with any meat that’s been seasoned with either my Shawarma Seasoning or my Mediterranean Seasoning. Especially on sandwiches – that combination is incredible!

Here’s a fun Binging with Babish episode on YouTube showing you how to make the shawarma from The Avengers.

The labeled ingredients for shawarma sauce in small containers.

What To Serve It With

Other than the obvious chicken shawarma, there are so many things this sauce tastes amazing with!

White sauce in a small bowl on a blue napkin.

How Long Does It Last?

This will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 14 days.

Optional Adaptations

This sauce is seriously perfect as-is, but there are a few changes you could make if you want to.

  • Don’t have Greek yogurt on hand? Try using 2/3 sour cream and 1/3 cup mayonnaise instead.
  • Not a fan of the spiciness of raw garlic cloves? Try using roasted garlic instead.
  • Want it spicy? Try adding sriracha, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or freshly ground black pepper.
  • Love sesame seeds? Add in more tahini.
  • Want some warmth and a smoky flavor? Add in harissa.
  • Love a completely smooth sauce? Pulse the ingredients in a food processor until the sauce is fully blended.
A side image of garlic sauce in a small bowl.

Is It Keto?

Yep! In moderation, this sauce makes a great keto dip or spread.

How To Make It Vegan

To make this sauce dairy free, you’d need to use thick plain unsweetened plant based yogurt in lieu of the Greek yogurt.

Sauce Recipes

If you like this shawarma white sauce recipe, you may want to check out our entire sauces and dips category! Sauces are really my favorite, so there are tons of delicious recipe for you to check out.

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Yield: Approximately 1 1/2 Cups

Shawarma Sauce Recipe

Shawarma sauce in a white topped with a fresh mint leaf.

This shawarma sauce is so delicious on wraps and sandwiches, but it’s also incredible on grilled chicken and salad! This white sauce is the best garlic sauce!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 6 medium cloves garlic (pressed)
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh dill (diced)
  • 10 fresh medium mint leaves (diced)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt (depending on taste preference)


  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix all ingredients together.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (depending on how fresh your yogurt is).


It’s important to finely dice all of the fresh ingredients.

Since this recipe is stirred rather than blended, it will taste the best after it’s had a day to marinate and let the flavors incorporate.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38Total Fat: 2.6gCarbohydrates: 2.6gNet Carbohydrates: 2.3gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1.4gProtein: 1.3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


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Make this shawarma sauce tonight to have with your dinner! Once you try it, you’ll want to put it on everything!

Shawarma sauce in a white topped with a fresh mint leaf.

2 thoughts on “Shawarma Sauce Recipe”

  1. clicked on your website for recipe for this sauce that said you can substitute sour cream for yogurt but you don’t have a recipe for that substitution

    • Hi Tatum, The recipe for that substitution is in the Optional Adaptations category in the blog post. If I didn’t have any Greek yogurt on hand, I’d use 2/3 cup sour cream and 1/3 cup mayonnaise (you could also try 3/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup mayonnaise, depending on your taste preference). Hope that helps! -Alexa


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