Easy Tzatziki Sauce


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.
  • 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
  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.


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30 Responses to “Easy Tzatziki Sauce”

  1. September 5, 2014 at 8:44 AM #

    Hooray for all things homemade! Your tzatziki sauce would go great on a gyro or Greek burger. Yum!

    • September 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM #

      Thanks Eva!!! – Ashley

  2. September 5, 2014 at 9:06 AM #

    I love a nice fresh tzatziki sauce! It’s really wonderful this time of year with the garden fresh cucumbers and dill.

    • September 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM #

      Thank you Amy!! – Ashley

  3. September 5, 2014 at 9:13 AM #

    I love Tzatziki but had no idea it was so simple to make. Such a refreshing summer condiment.

    • September 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM #

      Thanks Kathleen!! – Ashley

  4. September 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM #

    I had no clue Tzatziki could be so easy – thanks oodles Ashley!

  5. September 5, 2014 at 8:26 PM #

    Great easy recipe. I am making gyros this weekend and this will be a perfect addition!

    • September 6, 2014 at 11:22 AM #

      It goes great with gyros!

  6. September 6, 2014 at 9:18 AM #

    Do you know that I´m a sucker for Greek/Mediteranean food but never have made Tzatziki myself 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!! xoxo

    • September 6, 2014 at 11:22 AM #

      Thanks Johlene!

  7. September 6, 2014 at 8:35 PM #

    Tasty homemade dip!

  8. September 8, 2014 at 8:11 PM #

    I love tzatziki sauce. Except I hate that it’s so hard to spell. 🙂

  9. September 9, 2014 at 8:52 AM #

    Oh, yum. I have been thinking about making falafel lately, and this would be so perfect with it … Bookmarking!

  10. September 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM #

    Mmmm, I love tzatziki. Yours looks great, and now (of course) I’m craving it!

  11. September 9, 2014 at 2:39 PM #

    I love tzatziki! It’s so healthy and simple! Yours looks delicious! 🙂

  12. September 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM #

    I could eat that stuff with a spoon.

  13. September 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM #

    I haven’t had tzatziki in ages – and now, I want to make it! Pinned!

    • September 9, 2014 at 8:04 PM #

      Thank you for the pin!!

  14. Ginny McMeans
    September 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM #

    Grilled veggies would go perfectly with this tzatziki sauce!

  15. September 9, 2014 at 9:02 PM #

    I can think of so many things this would be perfect on.

  16. Lora @cakeduchess
    September 9, 2014 at 9:22 PM #

    Tzatziki is a weakness of mine. There is a fabulous Middle Eastern market by my house and I stop by sometimes just to get their fresh falafel and tzatziki. Yours looks perfect!

  17. September 10, 2014 at 4:05 AM #

    Squee, this is awesome. I used to work in a greek restaurant and made this all the time. Now I am craving it really bad. Looks absolutely amazing. Just hand me a spoon.

  18. September 10, 2014 at 7:55 AM #

    I am just starting to like Greek dishes so I am not that familiar with this sauce, however the flavor profile sounds delicious! I have to try it!

  19. September 10, 2014 at 8:44 AM #

    I absolutely love tzatziki. The only problem! I can’t stop eating until the bowl is empty!

  20. September 10, 2014 at 4:46 PM #

    Just give me a spoon! I don’t need anything else, I love tzatziki that much!

  21. September 10, 2014 at 9:08 PM #

    I’d like to bathe in tzatziki sauce. Is that weird? It’s totally weird. I’m digging this easy version. Can’t wait to try it!

    • September 10, 2014 at 9:31 PM #

      Hahaha thanks for the laugh!!

  22. September 15, 2014 at 7:12 AM #

    I could eat Tzatziki sauce with a spoon! Yum!


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