Tzatziki sauce is cool, creamy with a tangy punch. It is great in gyros or used as a dip!

Want this vegan?? Use a favorite plain soy yogurt as substitute!


1 Hours     10 Minutes

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt or soy yogurt

  • 1/2 cucumber, de-seeded and grated or finely sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves minced

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped

  • Salt and pepper to taste (roughly 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of each)


5 Minutes

  1. Place the yogurt inside a coffee filter and set over the sink for 30 minutes – 2 hours to drain extra liquid. I typically set aside for 1 hour, though tastes fine undrained. Note: I don’t have the fanciest of equipment so I set the coffee filter inside of a long siv and hover over the sink.

  2. De-seed the cucumber, grate or finely slice. Place cucumber in a paper towel and squeeze out excess liquid. Repeat with a fresh towel twice more. Lightly salt and set aside.

  3. Mix garlic, lemon juice, cucumber and dill.

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Serve with warm pita bread, gyros or fresh veggies! Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Yum, I made Tzatziki this afternoon. After it mellowed for 4 hours it was fantastic.The flavors blended perfectly. I served it with Greek kabobs. It was a hit with our guests as well. Thanks for this recipe.

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