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Recipe for Basil Yogurt Sauce


View do jour, June 15 2019

This recipe for basil yogurt sauce is from “Season Big Flavors, Beautiful Food” by Nik Sharma, a beautiful book with great recipes. Sharma also has a website A Brown Table,, and a blog at

We came into a great deal of cut basil from a friend who was going to be away from home for several days and had lots of basil in her garden getting ready flower.  We were in a similar situation a few years back and took advice from some online source to cut the basil back severely and give it away. The cut basil grows back in time in a relatively short time, ready for you to enjoy when you return form your trip.

Basil yogurt sauce uses a cup of leaves and is delicious as an accompaniment to vegetables, on eggs,  or as a dip. In his cookbook, Sharma uses this with sweet potato fries, The recipe that follows is as I made it.


  • 1/4 cup full fat organic yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and combine until smooth. You can add a little bit of water to thin the sauce.  If you plan ahead, which I didn’t do this morning, refrigerate for a couple of hours before use.




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