Cool, creamy, and full of flavor! Homemade tzatziki sauce takes just minutes to make and adds a creamy richness to any dish. Use it as a dip, sauce, or spread to add cool and fresh flavors to your favorite recipes.
- 3/4 cup grated cucumber, squeezed (about 1/2 European cucumber)
- 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill or mint, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, optional
- Prep. Grate the cucumber on the largest side of a box grater, peeling the skin from the cucumber is optional. In a clean kitchen towel or on two stacked paper towels squeeze the excess water from the grated cucumber. Finely chop the mint or dill, you can also use a combination of the two herbs. Finely grate the garlic.
- Mix. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, chopped fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice, and salt.
- Drizzle. To add richness, drizzle or mix extra virgin olive oil into the sauce before serving. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days.
- You can use any style of Greek yogurt that suits your preference – nonfat, 2%, 5%, etc. The higher the fat content the thicker and richer the yogurt should be.
- Category: Sauces
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: Greek
Keywords: homemade tzatziki sauce, easy tzatziki sauce, cucumber yogurt sauce