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Tzatziki Sauce


Tzatziki is a quick and easy spread or dip that takes just minutes to make. It’s a good idea to plan ahead so the sauce has time to chill in the fridge so all of the flavors develop. It’s garlicky and flavored with fresh dill and just a hint of mint. Serve it as a dip with pita and veggies for an easy appetizer or spoon it over baked fish or roasted vegetables.


  • 1/2 English hothouse cucumber (approximately 6 ounces), seeded
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon fresh mint (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon for drizzling
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


  1. Grate the cucumber using a box grater or food processor. Wrap the grated cucumber in a clean dish towel and squeeze it over the sink to remove the excess moisture.
  2. Combine the cucumber, garlic, yogurt, dill, mint, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and salt in a bowl. Refridgerate for at least two hours to allow the flavors to develop. 


Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Greek


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 2.4g
  • Sodium: 115.2mg
  • Fat: 4.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.4g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 6.2mg

Keywords: homemade tzatziki, tzatziki dip, tzatziki sauce