clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon
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


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


  • 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


  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.


  • 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


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

Keywords: Tzatziki