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Tzatziki Sauce

If you haven’t heard of or tried Tzatziki, today is your lucky day because I am sharing an easy recipe for Tzatziki. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek sauce or dip that is made of yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, and fresh dill. It is a great dip for vegetables, pita bread, or crackers. You can also serve it with grilled meats, fish, gyros, falafel, or souvlaki. It is good on so many things. I like to add it to my veggie sandwiches. The options are endless when it comes to Tzatziki.

I always use Greek yogurt to make Tzatziki because it is thicker than regular yogurt. If you want to use regular yogurt, just make sure you strain it before using. You want to make sure the tzatziki sauce is thick and creamy. The yogurt gives the sauce a nice tang while the cucumber, lemon, and fresh dill add a cool and refreshing flavor. Tzatziki is simple to make and tastes great with a variety of foods. It is also good for you. Greek yogurt is high in protein, calcium, and the cucumber will help you sneak in a vegetable serving.

So what are you waiting for? Go whip up some tzatziki sauce. You can thank me later:)

Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: 3 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


2 cups plain Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
1 cup diced seedless cucumber
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
Salt and pepper, to taste


1. In a medium bowl, combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, and dill. Stir until well combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper. If you have time, chill before serving.

*Note-Serve with vegetables, pita bread, crackers, falafel, meat/fish, souvlaki, or gyros. Will keep in the refrigerator 2-3 days. Stir before serving.

If you like this Tzatziki Sauce, you might also like:

Swiss Chard Tzatziki from Simply Recipes
Tzatziki Chicken Salad from Poor Girl Eats Well
Cucumber & Yogurt Salad with Feta & Dill from Kalyn’s Kitchen

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109 Responses to “Tzatziki Sauce”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — April 6, 2011 @ 3:35 am

    I just made falafel yesterday and this will go with it perfectly!

  2. Heather (heather's dish) — April 6, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    i ADORE tzatziki, but have never made it from scratch at home! this sounds so amazing…and it also sounds like i need to start cooking Greek more often 😉

  3. Elizabeth@The Sweet Life — April 6, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    what a gorgeous dish!

  4. Lynn — April 6, 2011 @ 5:44 am

    We love tzatiki. Especially during the summer with grilled chicken and other meats and vegetables. Yours looks so good.

  5. Susan — April 6, 2011 @ 5:48 am

    LOVE tzatiki! i just made some yesterday! my kids can’t get enough of it either. in addition to the above things you mentioned we dip our french fries in it also. YUM YUM!

  6. Erica — April 6, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    So I’ve never had this! I know- I’m greek yogurt obsessed and have no idea how I haven’t tried it. I’m nervous my Josh won’t like it…maybe I’ll throw it in our Easter spread so he can test it out!

  7. Lesley Lifting Life — April 6, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    This looks delicious, Maria, and I love that ingredients list … bookmarking now!

  8. brandi — April 6, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    This is one of my favorite things to make in Spring and Summer. It’s perfect to dipping veggies, smearing on sandwiches, or pairing with anything grilled: veggies, meats, etc.

  9. Love the simplicity & flavor of a great tzaziki sauce!

  10. Jess Wakasugi — April 6, 2011 @ 6:53 am

    What a beautiful picture! And you’re right, tzatziki has SUCH a refreshing flavor. Oo, I love this stuff! Might have to try my hand at whipping some up, thanks for the recipe!

  11. d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo — April 6, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    I was planning to make Tzatziki sauce this weekend to go with Chicken Souvlaki pita sandwiches. I’ll remember to add dill to the recipe I was going to use!

    • twopeas replied: — April 6th, 2011 @ 7:32 am

      Some recipes use dill and mint, but I just like to use fresh dill:) Enjoy!

  12. EatLiveRun — April 6, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    I’m SO glad you posted a recipe for this because it’s always been one of those things I love and want to make, but didn’t know a good recipe. Thanks, Maria!

    • twopeas replied: — April 6th, 2011 @ 7:31 am

      This recipe is so easy and so good! Enjoy Jenna!

  13. Jenny Flake — April 6, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    LOVE this sauce! Good enough to eat with a spoon :) Have a great day maria!!

  14. natalie (the sweets life) — April 6, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    ooh i love tzatziki…we make it frequently and Ryan just ordered a Greek turkey burger at a restaurant the other night that came topped with tzatziki. Can’t wait to make at home :)

  15. Pam — April 6, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    I love, love, love tzatziki sauce – yours looks perfect.

  16. Tracey — April 6, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    I’ve been wanting to try gyros for the longest time, and your sauce would be perfect with them!

  17. Kalynskitchen — April 6, 2011 @ 9:12 am

    I’m a huge Tzatziki fan!

  18. Christa — April 6, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    i LOVE tzatziki!

  19. Aubry — April 6, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Love this with homemade wheat-thins!!! So delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  20. Sues — April 6, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    Mmm tzatziki is the best! Especially when made with Chobani :) Such beautiful photos, too!

  21. Joanne — April 6, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    Tzatziki is one fantastic condiment! It’s one of the few that’s actually good for you…which makes it a real winner in my book!

  22. Aggie — April 6, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    all time favorite sauce! it’s great on so many things! why I haven’t made it at home yet, I have no idea!

  23. Lark (SparkyLarky) — April 6, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    I love this on Gyro’s! have never made it myself…however I think I just might do it!

    I would like to invite you to link up on “Made it on Monday”….it is a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY.

    I hope to see some of your recipes soon. :)

  24. megan @ whatmegansmaking — April 6, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    beautiful pictures! I know how hard it can be to take pictures of a dip like that. This looks great! :)

  25. Paula — April 6, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    I have to try this. I love it with some pita chips.

  26. Katrina — April 6, 2011 @ 12:51 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t made this before!! Weird, I love it so much.

  27. That looks great! I’ll have to make it when I have falafel Sunshine burgers. :)

  28. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — April 6, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    This is one of my favorite condiments! I love seeing a blog post featuring it!

  29. Cookin' Canuck — April 6, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    Tzatziki is one of my favorite ways to dress up a salad or sandwich. This simple recipe is one any cook should have in their repertoire.

  30. The Newlywed Chefs — April 6, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    We’ve been looking for a good Tzatziki recipe- thanks for posting!

    • twopeas replied: — April 6th, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

      You are welcome:)

  31. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — April 6, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    Love this stuff! I’ve never made it, but my friend gave me some leftover from a party, so good.

  32. Holly — April 6, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    I’ve never even heard of Tzatziki sauce. Definitley sounds delish! I’ll have to give it a shot!

  33. Amanda R — April 6, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    I’ve never made tzatziki before, but I love it and I think I need to try to make it now!

  34. Tracy — April 6, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    Looks delicious!

  35. Katrina — April 6, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    Mmm, love tzatziki. Love falafel–makes me want to make some.

  36. Shaina — April 6, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    Tzatziki is one of our favorite condiments. It’s fantastic with pita, gyros, souvlaki and also really good on homemade fries. Love it!

  37. Domestic Diva North — April 6, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    We just had chicken souvlaki wraps for dinner tonight – I wish I would have seen this recipe first as I bought the tzatziki since I did not have a good recipe. I guess there is always next time 😉

  38. Jan J. — April 6, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    I’ve never heard of this, but the ingredients sound wonderful! Will be trying this ASAP! Thanks.

  39. I love Tzatziki sauce, but have never added dill before. It sounds like a delicious flavor element, and I plan to use it the next time I make a Greek-inspired meal!

  40. pigpigscorner — April 7, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    This goes so well will grilled meats, so light and fresh!

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