Greek Tzatziki Sauce is made from just a few ingredients. Fresh cucumbers and Greek yogurt are the base of this fresh, light and healthy sauce. Perfect as a dip, condiment or as an accompaniment to many Mediterranean dishes.
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Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Tzatziki Sauce is made from just a few ingredients. Fresh cucumbers and Greek yogurt are the base of this fresh, light and healthy sauce. Perfect as a dip, condiment or as an accompaniment to many Mediterranean dishes.
Course Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Snack
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Tzatziki
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 200kcal
Author Kathy McDaniel

Ingredients

  • 1 large seedless cucumber (hothouse/English unpeeled)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 11/2 cup Greek Yogurt (full fat or non fat)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squazed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill, minced
  • Pinch of ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Grate the cucumber and toss with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Place it in a fine mesh strainer over a deep bowl to drain (refrigerated for 30 minutes to 4 hours).
    Spoon the grated cucumber into a cheesecloth or a cloth napkin and squeeze dry.
  • Mix the cucumber with the yogurt, add the garlic, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, dill, remaining salt and pepper and mix well to combine.
  • You can serve it immediately but it is best to allow the sauce to sit in the refrigerator, covered for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 473mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 244mg