Tzatziki Sauce

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


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 26kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 4g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 74mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 0.1mg
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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. 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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