Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a beautiful combination of strained Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill, spring onion, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.  It is traditionally served alongside grilled meats, and makes a wonderful addition to pita and hummus, or a crudites platter.  It is cool, crisp, tangy, and refreshing.

If you have never made homemade tzatziki sauce before, give it a try.  This recipe is restaurant worthy.

Your pita is waiting!

photo 1photo 2photo 3Tzatziki Sauce



  • 1 1/2 cups 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeds discarded, and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, cleaned and sliced
  • 2-3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


Strain yogurt in a fine metal strainer or coffee filter for a couple of hours.  This will remove some of the excess liquid and will thicken your yogurt.

Transfer yogurt to a small bowl.  Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Makes: 2 cups

Note: Tzatziki sauce will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.


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