The Best Spanakopita Dipping Sauce

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This spanakopita sauce is super easy to make and comes together in under five minutes.

It’s made with only four main ingredients and has a light tangy flavor.

It’s similar to tzatziki in taste and goes well with a number of different dishes.

Keep reading to find out how you can make it at home.

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Spanakopita sauce in a glass cup next to a serving of spanakopita

The Best Spanakopita Dipping Sauce

This dipping sauce is typically served along with spanakopita. However, it also pairs well with fried chicken tenders, fish and Greek stuffed grape leaves.

The sauce is made with a blend of skyr, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and some finely chopped dill.

This combination of ingredients gives the sauce a flavor that’s quite similar to that of tzatziki.

As you can see however, the sauce doesn’t contain any cucumbers.


  • Skyr – You can make this sauce either using skyr or Bulgarian whole fat yogurt. I prefer using skyr since it has a thicker consistency.
  • Garlic – A clove of garlic will heighten up the flavor of the sauce.
  • Olive oil – Olive oil will add richness to the sauce.
  • Lemon juice – A drizzle of lemon juice will add a refreshing citrusy note to the sauce.
  • Seasonings – This sauce is seasoned with fresh dill, white pepper and some salt.

Ingredients for spanakopita sauce

How to make

Check out the recipe card at the end of this article for detailed, step-by-step instructions.

  1. Start by grating the garlic and chopping the fresh dill.

    Grating garlic and chopping dill on a cutting board

  2. Combine the grated garlic, skyr, white pepper and salt in a small bowl or a cup.
  3. Add the finely chopped dill and olive oil and mix so they’re evenly combined.

    Mixing in chopped dill into the sauce and adding a drizzle of olive oil

  4. Place the sauce in the fridge for an hour so all of the flavors blend together.
  5. Serve with a slice of spanakopita.

Spanakopita sauce served in a glass cup and garnished with a lemon wedge.


You can store this spanakopita sauce in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Make sure you place it in a jar or an airtight container to prevent any of the other items in your fridge from absorbing its odor.

The Best Spanakopita Dipping Sauce

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The Best Spanakopita Dipping Sauce

This simple sauce is the perfect companion to a serving of spanakopita. It has a light creamy flavor which complements the taste of the spinach and Feta cheese.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
by: Aya
Servings: 4
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: bulgarian, Mediterranean


  • 1 cup skyr
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 1 tbsp dill fresh
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper


  • Peel and grate the garlic.
  • Finely chop the dill with a kitchen knife.
  • Mix the skyr, grated garlic, salt, white pepper and lemon juice until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Stir in the finely chopped dill and add the olive oil.
  • Refrigerate the sauce for at least an hour so the sauce can absorb all of the flavors.

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Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 0.1mg

I do my best to provide you with the nutritional information for recipes but I'm not a certified nutritionist. The nutritional information provided should only be treated as an estimate since it will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

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