Ready in 5 minutes, this thick and creamy Greek tzatziki is blended with cucumbers, dill, lemon, and garlic to create a healthy and addictive yogurt sauce.
Today I am sharing the Greek version of cucumber yogurt sauce known as tzatziki which is full of bright and fragrant fresh dill.
When I have a few extra minutes, I love turning plain yogurt into a delicious side dish by mixing it with cucumbers, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs.
For an Indian twist, I’ll throw in chopped cilantro and garam masala to create Cucumber Yogurt Raita.
For a Syrian twist, I add plenty of fresh or dried mint to create Cucumber Yogurt Mint Sauce (Laban).
We love making a big batch and storing it in the refrigerator to use throughout the week.
Ways to use Tzatziki:
Your pita bread is waiting.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I would not recommend using lime juice.
That’s up to you if you’re not a fan of seeds but I don’t.
Always use Greek (strained) plain yogurt. It is widely available and sold at major supermarket chains.
It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Greek Tzatziki Sauce with Garlic and Dill (With Video)
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups diced cucumber or shredded
- 1/2 cup fresh dill minced
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic grated
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl check for seasoning. Add more dill, lemon, garlic or salt/pepper if you wish!
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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