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Bowl of tzatziki topped with fresh dill. The bowl is on a striped cloth and surrounded by cucumber, lemon, and dill.

Easy Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Sauce)


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Description

An easy and delicious tzatziki sauce recipe that is perfect for enjoying with fresh veggies, pita chips or in a Mediterranean bowl. 


Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup peeled and diced cucumber*
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice + 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Stir together Greek yogurt, diced cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, zest and dill in a small bowl.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the salt, pepper and lemon juice depending on your preference.
  3. Serve immediately. Can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • I used mini cucumbers that are essentially seedless so I didn’t need to remove the seeds, but if you’re using a regular cucumber you will want to deseed the cucumber.
  • I diced the cucumber, but you can also grate it for a finer, more authentic texture. Grating cucumber does cause the cucumber to release more liquid so you’ll want to place the grated cucumber in a mesh strainer and squeeze as much liquid out as possible before adding it with the other ingredients.
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 26
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: Tzatziki