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Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Authentic Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

This Greek-inspired dip is perfect for parties or gatherings and can be enjoyed with a variety of different dippers such as crudités, grilled vegetables, or sandwiches.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Sauces, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 205 kcal


  • 1 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber finely grated (medium-sized)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic grated (large or use two)
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  • First, begin by grating your cucumber into a bowl using a cheese grater.
  • Next, take a clean tea towel or several layers of paper towel and place the cucumber inside. Then, twist and squeeze the tea towel until most of the liquid is extracted from the cucumber. This step is important, as too much moisture will make the Tzatziki watery.
  • Once the cucumber is squeezed dry, add it to the yogurt along with the lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, dill, mint, and salt.
  • Stir until all of the ingredients are evenly mixed, then taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  • Serve immediately or store in a covered container in the fridge for an hour or two to allow the flavors to meld.


  • Enjoy as part of an appetizer spread, or serve it alongside grilled vegetables and sandwiches.
  • This dip also pairs well with lamb dishes, making it the perfect accompaniment to Greek classics like Souvlaki or Moussaka.
  • For a healthier option to munch on, try swapping out the traditional dippers for crunchy vegetables like carrots, celery, or bell peppers. You can also use pita chips or whole-grain crackers to keep it on the light side. Happy Dipping!


Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 23gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 1243mgPotassium: 749mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 468IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 284mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Greek Tzatziki Sauce, Homemade Tzatziki Sauce, Tzatziki, Tzatziki Dip, Tzatziki Sauce
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