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Greek Tzatziki Sauce

    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.

    Dipping into Greek tzatziki sauce.

    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. This version of cucumber yogurt sauce is known as Greek Tzatziki which is full of bright and fragrant, fresh flavors. It’s a great appetizer, side dish, or snack.

    How to Make Greek Tzatziki

    Chopping dill

    Prepare for your Greek tzatziki by dicing your cucumber and freshly chopping some dill.

    Greek yogurt in a bowl

    Then add Greek yogurt to a medium to large size bowl.

    Grating garlic 1

    Add your chopped cucumber to the bowl with the Greek yogurt, then grate in your fresh garlic.

    Grating lemon zest

    Then add some fresh lemon zest.

    Liz juicing a lemon

    And lemon juice.

    Adding slat and pepper to bowl

    Then add the fresh dill, some salt, and pepper.

    Stirring tzatziki together

    Stir everything together until all ingredients are incorporated.

    Greek tzatziki

    Garnish with additional fresh dill, serve, and enjoy your Greek Tzatziki sauce.

    Change It Up

    Recipes to Try with Tzatziki

    Greek Tzatziki sauce.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Do I need to cut out the cucumber seeds when I prepare tzatziki?

    That’s up to you if you’re not a fan of seeds but I don’t.

    What type of Greek yogurt do I use for Tzatziki?

    Always use Greek (strained) plain yogurt. It is widely available and sold at major supermarket chains.

    How long does tzatziki keep for?

    It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

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    Liz eating Greek Tzatziki sauce.

    If you haven’t tried a yogurt sauce before and you’re on the fence, this Greek Tzatziki Sauce is the one to try.

    No fork required.

    Greek tzatziki

    Greek Tzatziki Sauce

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    Thick and creamy Greek Tzatziki is blended with cucumbers, dill, lemon, and garlic to create a healthy and addictive yogurt sauce.
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 8

    Ingredients
     

    • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
    • 2 cups diced cucumber (or shredded)
    • ½ cup fresh dill (minced)
    • ¼ cup lemon juice
    • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper

    Instructions
     

    • 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.

    Recipe Video


    Nutrition

    Calories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 4.1gProtein: 6.3gFat: 0.1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 169mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2.6g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

    96 Comments

    1. Tzatziki is one of my favorite spreads, dips, things to eat practically with a spoon!! I have always wanted to try and make it on my own – but I’m buying so much of it from Trader Joe’s if I stop I’m afraid they’ll go out of business! I love sole sourcing companies :) haha Gorgeous Liz!

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