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A slate grey bowl of Tzatziki, with to black olives and a sprig of thyme on a white dishtowel. There's a white plate of tortillas and a weck jar of greek salad in the background.
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Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Easy authentic Tzatziki Sauce Recipe - this greek yogurt cucumber dip tastes great with grilled meat or fish and is so easy to make at home. You only need a few simple ingredients to make this famous and refreshing Greek condiment.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 English cucumber unpeeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt e.g. Fage Total Plain
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • fresh dill finely chopped (optional)


  • Grate the cucumber coarsely, sprinkle with salt, mix, and drain through a fine mesh sieve for about 30 minutes. Use a spoon to squeeze out some more liquid.
  • Combine the greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, olive oil, and white vinegar in a large bowl. 
  • Season with salt and pepper. Add a little bit of dill if you like it. 
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 196mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 0.2mg