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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce is a must-have condiment or dip made with yogurt, shredded cucumber, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and red wine vinegar.
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek, Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword Tzatziki Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 50kcal
Cost $2.73


  • 1/2 cup (58g) cucumbers Persian, English, or mini cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup (107g) full-fat plain Greek yogurt (we love Greek Gods!)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 large lemon (1/2 tsp zest and 1 tbsp juice)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt & pepper
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon finely chopped herbs (Note 1)
  • Serving Suggestions: Note 2


  • CUCUMBER PREP: Grate an unpeeled cucumber with the large holes of a cheese grater. Line a small bowl with a few paper towels (or a clean kitchen towel) and place the grated cucumber on top. Squeeze out as much extra moisture as you can from the cucumber (this keeps the sauce from being watery).
  • MIX: Once it's drained, add shredded cucumber to a medium-sized bowl along with the rest of the sauce ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste (I add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper). Stir and cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • STORAGE: Tzatziki will last about 3-4 days in the fridge before it begins to go bad. Give leftovers a good stir before serving! You'll know it's no longer good when it becomes watery or develops an off smell. Unfortunately, the sauce doesn't freeze well.



Note 1: Fresh herbs: The fresh herbs are optional -- if you have access to them, throw 'em in and if not, the sauce is still tasty! We love fresh mint, dill, parsley, or a combination of any of the above.
Note 2: Serving suggestions: Enjoy a spoonful straight from the bowl, enjoy with grilled meat -- chicken, beef, pork, and lamb on a gyro, enjoy as a dip for veggies (grilled or raw), enjoy with pita chips or fresh warm pita, spread on a sandwich or wrap.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.5g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 2.3mg | Sodium: 7mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1.9g