Tzatziki Sauce

Easy Tzatziki Sauce

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This might be one of the sauces I make the most! It is so fresh and perfect for summer! Put it on EVERYTHING! The cucumber and lemon flavors can’t be beat, and anything with fresh dill is my jam. Great on falafel, chicken, beef…dip a cracker or veggie. It is so versatile!

I never buy tzatziki because it is literally the simplest to make! Plus, you know everything that is in it. There are no preservatives or oils or anything weird. Plus, it is so much cheaper! This is probably one of the healthiest dips out there too! It is packed with protein and low in fat, but still tastes so good!

I don’t typically peel my cucumber, but you do you! Its just another step and I kinda like a little more texture in my dip. Make sure to squeeze as much water as possible out of those cucumbers too. I usually just use a few paper towels, but a tea towel will work too.

Here is what you will need:

  • Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • An English Cucumber – these have less seeds than a traditional cucumber so they work better here. Small Persian cucumbers work too.
  • Lemon – I like to add the juice and a little zest
  • Garlic – Just a little, I actually sometimes totally leave this out.
  • Fresh dill – it’s really worth it to use fresh!

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Easy Tzatziki Sauce



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  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 english cucumber

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 2 tbsp minced fresh dill

  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Using a cheese grater, shred the cucumber until you have about 1 1/2 cups of shredded cucumber. I never peel my cucumber, but you can if you like.
  • Place the shredded cucumber onto a tea towel or a few paper towels and squeeze out all the moisture.
  • Mix yogurt, shredded cucumber, juice of 1 lemon, a bit of lemon zest, garlic, dill, and salt.
  • Refrigerate or serve right away!


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