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Tzatziki sauce in a glass bowl surrounded by vegetables
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Tzatziki Sauce

This is a famous yogurt and cucumber sauce recipe that you are served at Greek restaurants is made with yogurt, cucumber, fresh herbs (like mint and dill), garlic, lemon and salt!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Greek
Keyword: Tzatziki Sauce
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 28kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 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.



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!


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.1mg