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Tzatziki sauce


Tzatziki sauce can either be boring and bland or it can be flavorful and delicious. This recipe is so easy to make and tastes incredible! Just a few simple ingredients as well as tips and tricks to get the best consistency. You will love this delicious dip recipe.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 mins
Time to drain cucumber 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 47


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups Plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (minced)


  • Prepare cucumber: Cut the ends off the cucumber. Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Grate remaining cucumber and toss with salt in bowl. Set salted grated cucumber in strainer over bowl or in sink and let stand for at least 15 minutes. Squeeze to remove as much liquid as possible and discard liquid. Ideally you want about 1 cup of grated cucumber for the Tzatziki.
    straining liquid out of cucumber
  • Mix sauce: Combine drained grated cucumber with remaining ingredients in large bowl. Mix to combine, taste, and add additional salt, lemon juice, or dill, if desired.
    combining ingredients to make Tzatziki


Too sour? Add more salt.
Too salty? Add more lemon juice.
Too bland? Add more garlic and/or dill.


Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 157mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.1mg