Easy Tzatziki Sauce

This easy tzatziki sauce is the ultimate Mediterranean dish to make for any occasion. Made with healthy and basic ingredients that most people will already have in their fridge. It pairs well as a dipping sauce for pita bread or as a side dish for Chicken Souvlaki.

Tzatziki is a traditional Middle Eastern and Southern European dish that is most commonly know from Greek cuisine. There are many variations of this sauce that vary from country to country but the most popular one is the combination of Greek yogurt, cucumber, and dill.

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Easy Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients

Yogurt: For the best results Greek yogurt is used in Tzatziki sauce but any type of yogurt will work. Just keep in mind that a normal yogurt will result in a thinner sauce.

Herbs: Dill is a staple in this sauce you can use either fresh or dried dill. Fresh mint can also be added for an extra kick of flavor.

Cucumber: English cucumbers are the best choice for this recipe as they are seedless and have thin skin which is easy to grate.

Garlic: Garlic is one on the main flavor components in Tzatziki only one clove is used in this recipe but that can increased depending on how strong you like the flavor of it.

How to Make Easy Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Grate cucumber and squeeze out all of the liquid.
  2. Combine cucumber and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Mix until combined and let chill before serving.

Helpful Hints

  • Remove as much liquid as possible from the cucumber to make sure the sauce is not runny.
  • Fresh herbs will make the sauce more flavorful and bright but if you don’t have fresh dried will also work.

Storage Instructions

This Tzatziki sauce can be stored in an air tight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

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Easy Tzatziki Sauce

A classic Mediterranean sauce that is commonly found in Greek cuisine.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Easy Tzatziki Sauce, Tzatziki Sauce
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup English cucumber grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint chopped, optional
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove grated or minced


  • Grate cucumber on large side of cheese grater.
  • Thoroughly squeeze out liquid from the cucumber using your hands.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until fully combined.
  • Let chill before serving.

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