Kebabs are a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed with a variety of sauces. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Middle Eastern sauce or something a little more exotic, there’s a sauce out there that’s perfect for your kebabs.
I’ll usually chose a kebab sauce based on the type of kebab that I’m making.
For example, traditional Middle Eastern kebabs pair well with sauces like tzatziki or hummus. If you’re making a more American-style kebab, you might want to try a sauce like BBQ sauce or sweet and sour sauce.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, you could try a more exotic sauce like peanut sauce or teriyaki sauce.
No matter what sauce you choose, be sure to serve it with some fresh pita bread or rice to soak up all the deliciousness.
Here are some additional tips for choosing the perfect sauce for your kebabs:
Consider the flavors of the kebab. If your kebab is made with grilled chicken, you might want to choose a sauce that has a bit of a kick, like a spicy peanut sauce or a gochujang sauce. If your kebab is made with grilled vegetables, you might want to choose a sauce that is more mild, like a yogurt marinade or a pesto sauce.
Think about the occasion. If you’re serving your kebabs at a casual get-together, you might want to choose a more basic sauce, like ketchup or mustard. If you’re serving your kebabs at a more formal event, you might want to choose a more sophisticated sauce, like a tzatziki sauce or a chimichurri sauce.
Experiment! There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing the perfect sauce for your kebabs. The best way to find the perfect sauce for you is to experiment and see what you like.
I hope you enjoy trying some of these different sauces with your kebabs!
The BEST Sauces for Kebabs
Tzatziki: This creamy Greek sauce is made with yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and dill. It's the perfect way to cool down a hot kebab and add a refreshing flavor.
Sesame Sauce: Sesame sauce is a delicious and versatile sauce that can be used with a variety of dishes, including kebabs. It is made with sesame paste, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and spices. The sauce has a nutty, savory flavor that is perfect for grilled meats and vegetables.
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce:Roasted red pepper sauce lends a sweet and smoky flavor to your gyro. Blend roasted red peppers, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of paprika to create a vibrant and velvety sauce that enhances a kebabs flavor.
Cilantro Lime Sauce:If you're a fan of vibrant and zesty flavors, cilantro lime sauce is a winner. Blend together fresh cilantro, lime juice, Greek yogurt, garlic, and a hint of cumin. The bright and tangy taste of this sauce will tantalize your taste buds.
Chipotle SauceBring a smoky and slightly spicy kick to your gyro with chipotle sauce. Combine chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, mayonnaise, lime juice, and a dash of cumin. The smoky and complex flavors of chipotle will add depth to your kebab experience.
Mint Yogurt Sauce:For a refreshing twist, try mint yogurt sauce. Blend together yogurt, fresh mint leaves, lemon juice, and a touch of honey. The bright and cooling flavors of this sauce complement a kebab's warmth and enhance its overall taste.
Spicy Sriracha MayoFor those who prefer a little kick, sriracha mayo is the ideal choice. Mix mayonnaise with sriracha sauce, lime juice, and a pinch of sugar to create a creamy, spicy, and tangy sauce that adds an exciting dimension to your kebab.
Lemon Dill Sauce:Lemon dill sauce brings a zesty and herbaceous element to your gyro. Blend together lemon juice, fresh dill, Greek yogurt, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil. This sauce adds brightness and freshness to kebabs. It's a delightful choice for chicken kebabs.
Greek Feta Dressing:This tangy dressing combines crumbled feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano. The briny and creamy feta perfectly balances the flavors of a kebab, adding a burst of Greek goodness to every bite.
Harissa Sauce:Harissa, a North African chili paste, adds a fiery kick to your gyro. Combine harissa paste, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil to create a bold and spicy sauce. A little goes a long way, so use it sparingly if you prefer a milder heat.
Many of these sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
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Kebabs are a delicious & versatile dish that can be enjoyed with a variety of sauces. Here are 20+ delicious sauces for kebabs to try out! Try this Garlic Sauce. Made with only four ingredients, you can make your own whipped, creamy and delicious Toum, a traditional Lebanese garlic sauce, at home!
1 ½cupscolorless oil(sunflower, grapeseed, or canola)
Place garlic and salt in a food processor and pulse, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until the garlic is finely chopped.
Add 1 TBSP lemon juice and continue processing until a smooth paste forms, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl a few times.
With the food processor running, start incorporating 1/2 cup of the oil, drizzling it in very slowly. Once the oil is incorporated, stream in another 1 TBSP lemon juice. Repeat this step with another ½ cup oil, then another 1 TBSP lemon juice. Then once more.
The texture should be smooth and creamy.
If needed, with the motor running, slowly stream in 1-2 TBSP water to loosen the sauce up a little bit.
Once finished, transfer to a lidded container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.