Tzatziki Sauce

This Tzatziki Sauce is super easy to make and pairs great with Gyros, Pita and even vegetables. One of my favorite sauces.

tzatziki sauce with while wheat pita bread

Tzatziki Sauce is one of my absolute favorite sauces to use when making gyros. I also like to serve it with pita bread or a vegetable platter. This sauce is so quick & easy to make.

tzatziki sauce

If you are not familiar with Tzatziki Sauce, it’s a Middle Eastern sauce usually made with Greek Yogurt, cucumbers, garlic and other spices.

There are many different variations out there on the internet but I think this one is closest to the authentic Tzatziki Sauce.

tzatziki sauce

It is preferred that you use English Cucumbers when making this sauce. English Cucumbers are sweeter than regular cucumbers and have very small seeds. English Cucumbers are sometimes called “seedless cucumbers”. If you decide to use regular cucumbers, make sure you remove all the seeds.

tzatziki sauce

I also highly recommend that you use fresh lemon juice as much as possible to ensure the best flavor possible. While you can use the bottled stuff if that’s all you have on hand it may not be as potent as squeezing a fresh lemon.

fresh dill

As I mentioned above, authentic Tzatziki sauce is made with fresh dill or fresh mint. I had some fresh dill on hand so decided to make the sauce with it.

You can use either one depending on what you have on hand or what flavor you prefer. Either way, you won’t regret making this delicious sauce.

tzatziki sauce

You will need the following ingredients to make this Tzatziki Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): English Cucumber, Plain Greek Yogurt, Garlic Cloves, Fresh Dill, Lemon Juice, Salt and Ground Black Pepper.

  1. Strain the diced cucumber of its juices using paper towels or cheesecloth. This will ensure that the Tzatziki sauce doesn’t get watery as it sits.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the strained cucumber, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic cloves, fresh dill, salt and pepper. Whisk everything together and add more salt to taste if needed.
  3. Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Printable Recipe Card

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

This Tzatziki Sauce is super easy to make and pairs great with Gyros, Pita and even vegetables. One of my favorite sauces.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine Greek
Servings 15
Calories 19 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • ½ English Cucumber, peeled & finely diced
  • 2 Cups Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Cup Fresh Dill Weed, chopped
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • Tsp Ground Black Pepper
For Serving (Optional)
  • Whole Wheat Pita
  • Gyros
  • Assorted Fresh Vegetables

Instructions
 

  • Strain the diced cucumber of its juices using paper towels or cheesecloth. This will ensure that the Tzatziki sauce doesn't get watery as it sits.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the strained cucumber, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic cloves, fresh dill, salt and pepper. Whisk everything together and add more salt to taste if needed.
  • Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Notes

→ Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Nutrition

Serving: 2TbspCalories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Nathalie says:

    This Tzatziki Sauce is great. My family love greek yogurt, so this was a perfect recipe to try. Very tasty