Simple Homemade Tzatziki

Tzatziki is a classic Greek sauce that is traditionally made using plain yogurt, cucumber, lemon, garlic, and fresh herbs. I loooove this sauce, I honestly could throw it on top of pretty much anything!

My favourite way to serve it is with roasted potatoes, on a gyro or on top of baked salmon, but the possibilities are truly endless.

This sauce is super easy to make and healthy- it is high in protein and low in fat. All you need is a few basic ingredients.

Plain Greek yogurt: I use greek yogurt instead of regular plain yogurt because I like mine to be thick, but either one works perfectly fine

Cucumber: You will need to grate and strain out the liquid from your cucumber to ensure your sauce won’t be too watery

Garlic: Any good tzatziki is made with fresh minced garlic, it adds such a flavourful bite

Lemon: Fresh lemon juice is essential to make your tzatziki super fresh tasting

Salt and Pepper: season to taste with salt and pepper to amp up the other flavours!

* Tip: an amazing addition is adding in fresh dill if you have some on hand!


Simple Homemade Tzatziki


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  • GF
A simple yogurt dip made with yogurt, cucumber, garlic & lemon.
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:1 mins
  • Serves:4
  • Freezable:No

Nutrition per portion

  • 1 cup plain yogurt, regular or Greek
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber, squeeze out excess liquid
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Grate the cucumber into a bowl. Top with a pinch of salt. Let sit for 5 minutes while you prepare the rest of the dip.
  2. Add the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and spices to a separate bowl and combine.
  3. After 5 minutes, put the grated cucumber in a paper towel or cheese cloth and squeeze out as much liquid as you can.
  4. Add it to the dip and stir.
  5. Store the tzatziki in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

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