Tzatziki – traditional greek sauce in glass jar and ingredient

Tzatziki Recipe (Greek Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Authentic tzatziki is a rich and creamy Greek sauce made from cucumber, yogurt, dill, and garlic. It’s wonderful as a marinade or dipping sauce for all kinds of savory foods.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 and ½ cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Greek


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  • 3 inches of cucumber
  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill and/or mint
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil (optional)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Lay 4 sheets of paper towel on the counter. Use a box grater to grate the cucumber into fine shreds onto the paper towel.
  2. Roll the paper towel around the cucumber and squeeze the liquid out as much as possible without tearing the paper. Transfer the cucumber to a medium sized bowl.
  3. To the bowl add the yogurt, dill or mint, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Stir.
  4. Taste and add more salt if desired.

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