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Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Homemade tzatziki is a delicious Greek yogurt dip. This tzatziki sauce recipe is easy to make and it's the perfect addition to your next Greek meal, or serve it as a snack
Course Condiment
Cuisine Greek
Keyword easy dips, Greek yogurt dip, homemade tzatziki sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 145kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt * see notes
  • 1/2 large cucumber grated
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic grated, minced or pressed
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill chopped


  • Start by adding the Greek yogurt into a mixing bowl with the olive oil.
  • Add the lemon juice, minced garlic, dill and grated cucumber. Make sure you squeeze as much liquid as possible out of the grated cucumber before adding it to the bowl (wrapping it in kitchen paper towels helps).
  • Stir everything together well and add a couple pinches of salt.
  • Store in a covered container in the fridge for a few hours before serving. This helps the garlic and lemon flavours work their way through the mixture evenly. Before you serve, taste the dip and add another pinch of salt if you wish (to your taste).



It's critical that you use Greek yogurt to make this dip. Conventional plain yogurt contains a large amount of water that makes this dip far too runny. It's possible to make Greek-style yogurt yourself by straining conventional yogurt through a sheet of cheesecloth (I've also used kitchen paper towels in a pinch) and using only the thick, creamy yogurt left behind, but since Greek yogurt is so readily available in supermarkets these days, it's not necessary (or cost effective) to do this work yourself.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 1mg