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Tzatziki Sauce – 10 Minute Simple Recipe!

Tzatziki Sauce is one of the most simple and delicious sauces! Tangy greek yogurt seasoned with dill, garlic, lemon and packed with fresh shredded cucumber.

Tzatziki Sauce Greek with pita bread, lemon and parsley

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

If you have never tried making tzatziki at home you are in for a treat! It is so simple to make and only takes 10 minutes. Once you try homemade tzatziki you will never go back to store bought.

What is Tzatziki?

Tzatziki Sauce is one of the most simple and delicious sauces! Tangy greek yogurt seasoned with dill, garlic, lemon and packed with fresh shredded cucumber.

Tzatziki sauce is a traditional yogurt based Greek sauce made with shredded cucumbers, garlic, lemon, and dill. It is served as a cold dip with pita bread or vegetables. Tzatziki is also the perfect sauce served with my grilled Pork Souvlaki Recipe Linked Here)!

Souvlaki are Greek skewers made with small pieces of meat, traditionally pork, lamb or chicken and sometimes vegetables like onions. The tangy tzatziki sauce is the perfect accompaniment for this flavor packed grilled meat.

Pork Souvlaki Recipe plated on blue plate with lemon, parsley, pita bread and yellow rice

What is in Tzatziki Sauce?

ingredients to make greek tzatziki
  • With only 6 ingredients Tzatziki is one of the simplest sauces to make! However, it is incredibly delicious.
  • Greek yogurt is the perfect tangy and thick base of the sauce. For a thick tzatziki use 2% greek yogurt or if you like it a bit thinner use 0%. In addition, tzatziki is a healthy dip with a yogurt base (no sour cream or mayo like most dips)!
  • English cucumber is my preferred cucumber of choice for tzatziki. The cucumber is shredded and then salted to draw out the water. By doing this you do not need to remove the seeds from the cucumber and the sauce will last 3-4 days in the fridge without it becoming too watery from the cucumber.
  • The simple yet delicious seasonings are fresh garlic, lemon juice, dill and a pinch of salt.
Tzatziki Sauce Greek with pita bread, lemon and parsley

How to Make Tzatziki Sauce

Full Printable Recipe at Bottom of Page

steps to make Tzatziki Sauce Greek

1 Shred cucumber and place in fine mesh strainer over a bowl or plate. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt over the shredded cucumber to draw or water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then squeeze the cucumbers to remove any remaining water and discard the water.

2 In a large bowl combine the Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, dill, drained cucumbers, and 1 tsp salt (or to taste).

Tzatziki Sauce Greek with pita bread, lemon and parsley

3 Can be served immediately but best served after chilling at least 30 minutes in the fridge for the flavors to develop. After that, season to taste with additional salt, garlic or dill as desired.

Serve with pita to dip, Greek salad, or grilled protein of choice. Enjoy!

Tzatziki Sauce Greek with pita bread, lemon and parsley

The Ultimate Greek Dinner

Pair this recipe with 3 more of my favorite Greek dishes for the ultimate Greek feast!

  • Pork Souvlaki – one of my favorite BBQ skewers! Flavor packed pork marinated with lemon, garlic and aromatic spices. The meat is tender, moist and perfect served in a wrap or on a plate.
  • Garlic Lemon Roasted Potatoes – potatoes roasted in garlic lemon broth are the ultimate creamy crispy side dish. Serve with grilled chicken and a Greek salad for a restaurant quality homemade meal!
  • Yellow Rice – the perfect flavorful and colorful side dish for your next dinner! Seasoned with garlic, turmeric, paprika and more, it is a must try.
Pork souvlaki platter with yellow rice, Greek roasted potatoes, tzatziki, Greek salad and pork souvlaki skewers

Looking for More Easy Appetizers?

  • Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos – the perfect starter or party finger food! Flavor packed chicken tossed in sweet chili sauce, served in crispy wonton taco shells with an Asian slaw.
  • Shrimp Artichoke Dip – easy and creamy appetizer that is perfect for sharing! Packed with flavor from fresh garlic, green onions and Old Bay Seasoning this is a must try dip!
  • Sausage Rolls – a classic snack that are very easy to make with this shortcut recipe. Light and airy puff pastry wrapped around crispy sausage, topped with your favorite toppings and baked until golden brown!

Enjoy!

– Sab

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Tzatziki Sauce Greek with pita bread, lemon and parsley

Tzatziki

Tzatziki Sauce is one of the most simple and delicious sauces! Tangy greek yogurt seasoned with dill, garlic, lemon and packed with fresh shredded cucumber. Tzatziki sauce is a traditional yogurt based Greek sauce made with shredded cucumbers, garlic, lemon, and dill. It is served as a cold dip with pita bread or vegetables. Tzatziki is also the perfect sauce served with grilled souvlaki! Souvlaki are Greek skewers made with small pieces of meat, traditionally pork, lamb or chicken and sometimes vegetables like onions. The tangy tzatziki sauce is the perfect accompaniment for this flavor packed grilled meat.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 2 – 3 Cups
Calories 120 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups greek yogurt, plain, 2% for thicker sauce or 0% for thinner sauce
  • 1 cucumber + 1 tsp salt, English
  • 1 garlic clove, medium sized, finely minced or shredded
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp dill, fresh or, 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Shred cucumber and place in fine mesh strainer over a bowl or plate. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt over the shredded cucumber to draw or water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Squeeze cucumbers to remove remaining water and discard the water.
  • In a large bowl combine the Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, dill, drained cucumbers, and 1 tsp salt (or to taste).
  • Can be served immediately but best served after chilling at least 30 minutes in the fridge for the flavors to develop. After chilling season to taste with additional salt, garlic or dill as desired.
  • Serve with pita to dip, Greek salad, or grilled protein of choice. Enjoy!

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NUTRITION

Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 17gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 991mgPotassium: 437mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 140IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 204mgIron: 1mg
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