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Close up image of haydari in a bowl


  • Author: Kiran
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Haydari is deliciously creamy, salty and refreshing. This recipe is easy to follow and takes just 5 minutes to prepare.




  • 15g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons of dill, leaves only, finely chopped
  • 10 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley, leaves only, finely chopped
  • 200g full fat Greek yogurt
  • Pinch of sea salt flakes
  • Extra virgin olive oil


1. Crumble the feta cheese into a bowl

2. Add the finely chopped herbs, yogurt and the pinch of sea salt. Mix well until everything is combined.

3. When ready to serve, drizzle with good quality olive oil and some sprigs of dill.


Traditionally, raw garlic is used in this sauce. I choose not to use raw garlic in my cooking, but if you like it, mix in 1 minced garlic clove to the yogurt at the end.

Haydari is traditionally made with a strained Turkish yogurt. Greek yogurt is a great alternative that is widely available.

Fresh dill, mint and parsley are the essential herbs used in haydari. You can use dried herbs if you can’t get hold of the fresh ones.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Sauces and dips
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Turkish


  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 2.2g
  • Sodium: 0.2g
  • Fat: 5.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.9g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5.1g
  • Cholesterol: 6.5mg

Keywords: haydari, Turkish yogurt sauce