Greek Tzatziki Sauce is a bright, delicious combination of Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and a few other traditional flavors that are incredible with meat, fish, veggies, or bread. It is so easy and takes all of 5 minutes to make your own batch that is vastly superior to anything you can pick up at the market!
Greek Tzatziki Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Greek tzatziki sauce is a bright, delicious combination of Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and a few other traditional flavors that are incredible with meat, fish, veggies, or bread.  It is so easy and takes all of 5 minutes to make your own batch that is vastly superior to anything you can pick up at the market!

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: European, Greek
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 86 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 1 english cucumber, diced small (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon salt (for leeching water from the cucumber)
  • 1 1/2 cups greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried dill)
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon salt over the cucumber and allow water to drain in a colander over a bowl for 30 minutes. If needed, you can rinse and dry the cucumber to get rid of some of the salt, but most of it will rinse off from the water that comes out of the cucumber anyway.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except cucumber and dill. Stir together, then stir in cucumber and dill and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Recipe Runner and Gimme Some Oven.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Tzatziki Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Potassium 207mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 3.5%
Calcium 9.6%
Iron 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.