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Tzatziki Sauce

Learn everything you need to know about how to make Tzatziki Sauce, how to store it, and how to use it. This classic recipe is always a hit!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Tzatziki Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 41kcal
Author: Tania Sheff


  • 1 cup plain yogurt see note
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt or to taste


  • Shred the cucumbers using a box grater with a course shred. Using your hands, squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber with the rest of the ingredients and mix well.



You may use Greek or Regular Plain Yogurt in this Tzatziki recipe. Greek yogurt is much thicker, so you’ll end up with a thicker sauce. Both yield great results.


Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 112mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.2mg