Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!

Dill-Flecked Yogurt Sauce Recipe

This light, versatile sauce pairs well with many seasonal vegetarian recipes, from cooked lentils to steamed carrots and beyond.

From "Vegetable Literacy"
May/June 2016

  • Fresh dill
    Fresh dill is great to have on hand for this easy-to-make yogurt-based sauce.
    Photo by Fotolia/Mikhail Malyugin
  • Fresh dill

Total Hands-On Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes about 1 cup

This sauce matches up with countless edibles: beets; lentils; steamed and cooled carrots; potatoes, hot or cold; braised leeks; grains. It’s worth having a mass of dill in your garden for this go-everywhere sauce.


• 1 small clove garlic
• Sea salt
• 1⁄2 cup yogurt
• 1⁄4 cup sour cream
• 1⁄2 cup finely chopped dill


1. Pound garlic in mortar with 1⁄4 teaspoon salt until smooth.

2. Stir in yogurt, sour cream and dill. Taste for salt. You’re done unless you prefer to puree the sauce. Then it will come out pale green with occasional flecks of dill.

Get more recipes for summer produce in Super-Easy Summertime Vegetable Recipes.

Deborah Madison, the author of more than 10 cookbooks filled with recipes for glorious seasonal produce, has lately trained her attention on plant families. In Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes, from which this article is excerpted, she explores ingredients as members of 12 families, discovering how developing an understanding of how plants relate to one another botanically helps her use plants more effectively in the kitchen. Filled with fascinating new insights for any vegetable-loving cook, this wonderful book is available in our store: Vegetable Literacy

Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


click me