Tzatziki sauce is perfect with any Greek or Middle Eastern food. Pour over meats and wraps or use as a dip with pita and veggies!
If you came here looking for the best and easiest tzatziki 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!
📖 About This Recipe
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.
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.
Grocery List for Tzatziki Sauce:
- Greek yogurt - Y'all, I don't like Greek yogurt but I looove this tzatziki! So, don't shy away if you also are not a fan.
- English cucumber - This is the seedless kind. You can use a large regular cucumber instead.
- Fresh dill - I use fresh, but if you use dill you want to use MUCH less.
- Lemon juice - From a fresh lemon.
- Garlic - Grab 6 cloves, or the jarred minced kind.
- Salt and pepper, as desired
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Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post for full detailed instructions. The general steps for are as follows:
- Shred the cucumber and strain.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Pro tip: Use paper towels or a cheesecloth to squeeze all the liquid from the shredded cucumbers. You can use your hands (I do very often) but it takes a little longer.
🥙 Serving Suggestions
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!
Tzatziki as a dip.
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!
🍆 More Middle Eastern Recipes
If you like this tzatziki 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
- 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.
- Nutritional information is an estimate only.