An easy recipe for homemade Tzatziki sauce, otherwise known as Greek cucumber yogurt dip.

An easy recipe for homemade Tzatziki sauce, otherwise known as Greek cucumber yogurt dip.

I have a special love for Greek flavors and Greek foods in general.  One of my very favorite dinners I made this summer were these Grilled Greek Chicken Pitas and I love to experiment with different cool and creamy Tzatziki sauces to top them off with.  This one is SUPER easy to make and great for when you’re in a hurry.  In case you don’t already know, Tzatziki sauce is a tangy cucumber dip flavored with garlic (and sometimes lemon juice) and compliments grilled meat or grilled vegetables perfectly.  I have to admit that the first time I made a version of this sauce I was nervous as it seemed like an unlikely combination with the dairy and lemon juice put together, but it really is great.

This Tzatziki sauce can be used as a dressing/sauce on a pita or sandwich, as I normally use it, or it can stand alone as a dip for veggies or pitas.  If you make it as a dip I’d recommend some warm whole wheat pita bread triangles to serve it with.  Oh, and it’s guilt-free, of course.  Enjoy!

Easy Tzatziki Sauce
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An easy recipe for homemade Tzatziki sauce, otherwise known as Greek cucumber yogurt dip.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill, and salt together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour to let the flavors develop.
  2. Stir again before serving.