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Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Addictively delicious Tzatziki Sauce Recipe. A classic Greek appetizing dip and a great make ahead side dish! Full of flavor and simple to make in just 15 minutes or less.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Sides, Snack
Cuisine American, Greek
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 19kcal


  • 1 Peeled cucumber diced and drained
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt preferably plain
  • cup Fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel and dice the cucumber. Add the cucumber into a small food processor. Blend well. Squeeze out the water with a clean dishcloth. Transfer the cucumbers to a small dish.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, dill, and salt and pepper to taste. Combine well.
  • Refrigerate for a couple hours or more before serving.


Tzatziki Sauce Recipe Tip:

  • How long can you keep tzatziki in the fridge? I personally like to discard the tzatziki sauce after 4 days.
  • How long does it take to make tzatziki? Typically, it takes about 15 minutes to make this delicious sauce.
  • Chill the dip for a couple hours before serving. Chilling it also allow the flavors to set.
  • Adding fresh parsley can also enhance the flavor.
  • Straining the cucumber after it is grated helps the dip become less watery when it is processed. However, if you forget to strain the cucumber, add a little more Greek yogurt to thicken the sauce.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.2mg