This creamy and refreshing tzatziki sauce recipe can be added to any of your meats, vegetables, gyros and other Greek or Middle Eastern food. Or use the tzatziki sauce as a cucumber and dill dip with pita wedges and veggies!
If you came here looking for the best and easiest tzatziki sauce recipe, boy do I have it right here! If you pronounce it tazikis, it’s okay! That’s how I first searched for it back in the day, too! 🙂
Whether you say tzatziki or tazikis, this recipe is super easy and very refreshing with a mixture of yogurt, cucumber, dill and lemon. Some variations add in mint, but I like to keep it with the least amount of chopping and ingredients as possible.
What is tzatziki sauce made of?
Want to know a secret about me? I do not like Greek yogurt. Ack! I’ve also got a MAJOR aversion to goat cheese, which for some reason I feel like the two dislikes are related. Don’t know why. Anyway, this tzatziki sauce recipe uses Greek yogurt, so you’ll understand now why it’s weird that I love it!
The ingredients added to the Greek yogurt clearly revamp the yogurt and mask the part I don’t like, because what I taste is refreshing cucumber and dill tzatziki sauce. It’s truly delightful, and I could eat just about anything with it.
Tzatziki sauce is made of:
- Greek yogurt (strained yogurt)
- Shredded cucumbers
- Salt and pepper, as desired
How do you use tzatziki?
My favorite way to use tzatziki sauce is dipping vegetables and pita bread into it. I also love to drizzle it over grilled meat or slather onto a sandwich, gyro or burger. Try it, trust me!
You can serve tzatziki with vegetables, pita wedges, chips, salads, and more. Place it in a dip bowl and let people decide to use it as they wish!
If you like this tzatziki sauce recipe, you may like these other Mediterranean or Middle Eastern inspired recipes:
- Baba Ghanouj
- Layered Mediterranean Dip
- Mediterranean Wrap
- Pita Chips
- Homemade Pita Pockets
- Cauliflower Tabbouleh Salad
Remember, whether you say tzatziki or tazikis, you will love this sauce!
Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
- 1 English cucumber
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (I recommend Chobani)
- 6 cloves garlic peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- 1/4 teaspoon salt more or less as desired
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper optional
- Using a vegetable peeler, partially peel the cucumber so it's striped. Use a cheese grater to grate or shred the cucumber.
- Strain the cucumber from all liquid by squeezing it over the sink inside good paper towels or a cheesecloth. You can also just use your hands (what I do), but it takes a little longer. Strain it as much as possible!
- Combine the cucumbers and the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.