Tzatziki Sauce

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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.Β 


Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit


Keywords: homemade tzatziki, tzatziki dip, tzatziki sauce