Tzatziki Sauce is a delicious yogurt and cucumber sauce that is famous at Greek restaurants! It’s made with yogurt, cucumber, fresh herbs (like mint and dill), garlic, lemon, and salt! It’s refreshing as a chilled sauce, dip or spread. We love to serve it with our favorite Greek Chicken Skewers or with fresh vegetables.
If you have leftover sauce you can also pair it with toasted pita wedges, pita sandwiches or throw it on grilled vegetables as a sauce! The possibilities for this recipe are endless!
The best part about tzatziki sauce is that it’s simple and easy to make. With just a few easy ingredients, you’ll be dipping or adding to sandwiches in just a very short time.
While this recipe tastes great year round, there’s just something about enjoying it during the warmer months with the fresh veggies coming out of the garden…it’s so simple and delicious but adds a huge amount of flavor to foods.
This is a brief over view of the ingredients for this recipe. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe and directions found in the recipe box!
What do I need to make Tzatziki Sauce?
You actually need just 7 ingredients to make this delicious sauce! Some of them include:
- Plain Greek yogurt
- English Cucumber
- Freshly chopped Dill
And while there might only be just 4 more that you need to add, this shows you just how simple it is to make!
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce!
Prep Ingredients – Peel and deseed your cucumber and then grate it using a box grater or whichever method you want to grate it. Juice your lemon then chop you dill and mint.
Mix Ingredients – Grab a bowl and throw in all your ingredients, then give it a good stir to combine.
Refrigerate – Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge to let the flavors meld together. I find that it’s best to let it sit overnight, but make you let it sit at least a few hours!
It literally takes no time at all. Just combine all the ingredients and sit in the fridge to chill. Once it’s had time to cool, it’s ready to serve and eat!
Tzatziki Sauce FAQs!
Here are some frequently asked questions about making Tzatziki Sauce. If you have any additional questions please comment below and we will do our best to answer them!
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How long does it last?
It’s not meant to be stored long term but if you make it and store properly in the fridge, you should be fine with having it for at least 3 days to continue consuming. After that, you might want to consider freezing to give it a longer life and to be able to consume later.
How do you store it?
This sauce needs to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeping it cool is important because of the added ingredient of greek yogurt.
What do you serve it with?
There are so many things that you can serve it with! Think gyro sandwiches, pita chips, greek chicken kabobs, or even just as a fun dip for your favorite veggies.
What can I do with leftover sauce?
Use the leftover sauce as a condiment for other meals and sandwiches. It has such a versatile flavor that you can easily reuse it with other dishes. It can even be thinned out a bit with added milk to be used as a unique and fun salad dressing!
How do you pronounce tzatziki?
This word can be hard to pronounce! The actually way to say it is tuh·zee·kee.
Now you know that you can practice it to be able to say it better without worry!
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- 2 c. plain greek yogurt
- 1 English cucumber peeled, seeds removed and grated
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh dill chopped
- 1/2 Tbsp fresh mint chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients. Stir thoroughly until completely mixed.
- If you would like to serve it cold allow the sauce to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight for the flavors to blend.
- Serve cold with pitas, veggies and greek chicken skewers.
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