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Tzatziki is a greek yogurt sauce with dippers
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5 from 1 vote


Use tzatziki sauce to put a fresh twist on grilled meats and vegetables, boost a pasta dish, or make sandwiches into something special.
Prep Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: tzatziki, tzatziki recipe
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 English cucumber partially peeled (striped) and grated
  • 1 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp mint chopped fine
  • 1 Tbs dill fresh chopped fine


  • The cucumber should be grated with a cheese grater, then strained of it's juices. To strain it, squeeze it really tight by the fistful letting the water run through your fingers or use a cheesecloth.
  • Once as much liquid as possible is out, combine the strained and chopped cucumber with all other ingredients.
  • Mix everything together with a spoon, and taste. Add more salt if needed.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour + before serving to let the flavors meld.


Removing the water from the grated or diced cucumber is essential to a good tzatziki, if you do not remove it, you will find your tzatziki is very watery the next day.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 3058mg | Potassium: 1005mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 503mg | Iron: 1.1mg