Tzatziki Sauce

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Tzatziki Sauce is a traditional Greek sauce that is good on just about everything. This easy refreshing cucumber sauce only takes 10 minutes to make and is very versatile. This classic recipe is always a hit!

tzatziki sauce in bowl

What is Tzatziki?

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, pita chips, 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. You are going to LOVE this cucumber sauce.

How to Make Tzatziki Sauce

  • I always use Greek yogurt to make Tzatziki because it is thicker than regular yogurt. 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.
  • Use seedless cucumbers and peel them before chopping.
  • Fresh lemon juice will brighten up the flavor of the simple tzatziki sauce.
  • Use fresh dill for best results. You can find fresh dill in the produce section of almost any grocery store.
  • Fresh garlic adds a ton of flavor to the sauce, make sure you finely mince it before stirring it in.

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:)

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Tzatziki Sauce

This easy tzatziki sauce recipe only takes 10 minutes to make and is good with pita bread, pita chips, salads, Gyros, chicken, and so much more!
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes


  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 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.
  2. *Note-Serve with vegetables, pita bread, crackers, falafel, meat/fish, souvlaki, or gyros. Will keep in the refrigerator 2-3 days. Stir before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Tzatziki Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 26
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki Sauce is easy to make at home and great with Gyros, pita bread, veggies, and so much more! #tzatzikisauce #tzatziki #Greek #vegetarian #cucumber

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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 😉

  7. This looks great, it will work great with strained yogurt too!
    I live in india so we make dips with home made yogurt every day!! definitely giving this one a try too=)

    1. It is sold in the stores as “Greek yogurt.” It is different from other yogurt in that much of the moisture has been drained out of it, so it is thicker.

  8. Made this to accompany some baked falafel for a friend’s birthday dinner tonight – it was great! Instead of dicing the cucumbers, I salted them to draw out the water, then chopped them up in the food processor and squeezed out all the excess water by hand before adding them to the yogurt. I like my tzatziki super thick 🙂

  9. I made this tonight with falafal. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! I added a little feta into it as well. YUMMY! Thanks for a great easy recipe. Oh and I also grated the cucumber and then squeezed out the extra liquid.

  10. You said I’d thank you later and now this is me thanking you later!

    I didn’t have garlic and substituted the lemon juice with fresh tangerine juice, was awesome 😀

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  13. This is a great recipe. I did peel and grate the cucumber instead of dicing…just liked the texture, etc better. Still super simple and good!

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  16. I started using this as a substitute for salad dressing because it has fewer calories than most. It’s delicious and keeps well! Use no fat or low fat yogurt and there are even less calories. I’m hooked!

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  18. Thank you. Frankly, I just discovered Tzatziki and substite tofu as I am vegan. I didn’t have any dill the first time I made it, so I piled on garlic, black pepper and cayenne pepper. It was awesome. My family loved it. I don’t use a lot of tofu, so this dip is a special treat. I love using leftover for spreading over roasted summer vegetables as well as rotini pasta and pesto. MMMMmhh.

  19. the real tzatziki…doesnt have fresh dill , fresh mint ,pepper and lemon juice.
    Im Greek and the only ingredients we use is yogurt, cucumber, garlic and salt.
    Thats all…nothing more nothing else.
    Just for the decor we use mint and one olive.
    Thank u.

    1. It helps if you squeeze the moisture out of the cucumber after grating or dicing. And make sure you are using Greek yogurt, not regular yogurt, as the Greek has less moisture in it.

  20. Made it with sour cream, since we had no yogurt. Came out great, I added a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten it slightly because of the Sour cream.

  21. 5 stars
    My favorite dip! I personally use vinegar instead of lemon juice, I think it tastes better, and that’s how Greeks make tzatziki.

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