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tzatziki sauce in small dish.

Tzatziki Sauce

This homemade Tzatziki Sauce is fresh and flavorful, thanks to the grated cucumber, lemon juice, and fresh dill. We like to serve this as a dip for fresh veggies or pita bread, or as a sauce on sandwiches.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Greek
Keyword dip, sauces
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 26kcal


  • ½ English cucumber
  • ¼ cup fresh dill
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Using a box grater, grate the cucumber onto a tea towel. Gently squeeze the liquid from the cucumber and place the cucumber into a small mixing bowl.
  • Chop the dill and mince the garlic and add to the cucumber along with the yogurt and lemon juice.
  • Stir well to combine the mixture and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


We prefer the flavor of full fat Greek yogurt, but nonfat also works in this recipe.
Some tzatziki recipes call for fresh mint. We prefer it without, but you may add in about a tablespoon of chopped mint, if desired.
If serving as a dip, we often drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top. 


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg