4-Ingredient Dill Garlic Sauce

Learn how to make our go-to sauce for Mediterranean-inspired meals and beyond: 4-ingredient dill garlic sauce!

Hummus, garlic, fresh dill, and lemon for making our simple Hummus Garlic Sauce recipe

One of the main reasons we love it is it’s hummus based — and hummus is an ingredient we almost always have on hand, so it’s quick and easy to make! Plus, it’s the perfect blend of creamy, zesty, and lemony.

Using a spoon to stir a bowl of our easy Garlic Dill Sauce for topping salads, bowls, and more

We hope you LOVE this sauce! It’s:

& Easy to make!

Using a spoon to scoop up Hummus Dill Garlic Sauce

4-Ingredient Dill Garlic Sauce

A 4-ingredient creamy hummus-based sauce with fresh lemon, garlic, and dill! The result is a tangy, zesty, herby sauce that’s perfect for salads, falafel, wraps, and more! Made with ingredients you likely always have on hand!

PREP TIME 5 minutes

TOTAL TIME 5 minutes

Course Sauce
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Middle Eastern-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 5 Days



  • 1/3 cup hummus 
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried dill* (or 1 Tbsp fresh minced dill / amount as recipe is written — adjust as needed)
  • 3 cloves garlic* (minced)
  • ~3 Tbsp water (to thin)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)


  • Prepare your sauce by adding hummus, lemon juice, dill, and garlic to a small mixing bowl, starting with 1 Tbsp (15 ml // or the lesser end of the range if altering batch size) lemon juice. Whisk to combine. Then add only enough water to thin so it’s pourable but still somewhat thick.
  • Taste and adjust flavor as needed. Add garlic for more zing, lemon juice for acidity, and dill for a more intense herb flavor. Depending on the hummus you use, you may want to add a pinch of salt.
  • Serve with things like crispy chickpeas, salads, wraps, and more (links above)! Will keep covered in the refrigerator up to 5 days (depending on freshness of ingredients used).


*3 cloves garlic is equal to approximately 1 ½ Tbsp minced.
*2-3 tsp fresh minced dill can be subbed per 1 tsp dried dill.
*Recipe as written makes approximately 1/2-2/3 cup dressing.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with the lesser amount of lemon juice, without optional salt, and with hummus that contains oil. To reduce fat content, use (or make) an oil-free hummus.

Nutrition (1 of 3 servings)

Serving: 1 three-tablespoon serving Calories: 54 Carbohydrates: 6.9 g Protein: 2.3 g Fat: 2.4 g Saturated Fat: 0.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.99 g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.79 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 118 mg Potassium: 72 mg Fiber: 1.8 g Sugar: 1.1 g Vitamin A: 38.07 IU Vitamin C: 3.98 mg Calcium: 37.01 mg Iron: 0.79 mg