So you're looking for a Homemade Greek Tzatziki Sauce?
You've come to the right place. I've made this dipping sauce time and time again and it turns out incredible every time. Not only is it simple to make, but it will impress nearly any guest with properly functioning taste buds.
This sauce pairs perfectly with my Greek Chicken Souvlaki Lunch Bowls with Tzatziki Sauce (easy!).Jump to Recipe
How to Serve Homemade Greek Tzatziki Sauce:
- My favorite way to serve this dipping sauce is with grilled or seared meats, especially chicken. Pork tenderloin, gyro meat, salmon, and steak are other great options.
- As a condiment on a burger or sandwich.
- As a condiment in a pita wrap. Or eaten with pita bread.
- Paired with falafel.
- Eaten as a healthy dip alternative for raw vegetables and even potato chips.
Trust me, once you've tried this sauce you will come up with all sorts of ways to have it again. It really is addicting.
What makes Homemade Greek Tzatziki Sauce so good?
- Fresh dill. Please don't skimp out here. Fresh dill is crucial in bringing a good portion of the yummy fresh flavor to this sauce.
- Plain Greek yogurt. This makes up the base of our creamy, cool sauce and is the most important ingredient. Be sure to buy plain Greek yogurt, not vanilla. Always opt for whole milk and a good fat content - you don't want low fat for this! Reading a dozen yogurt labels to get the right one is the hardest thing you'll have to do for this recipe, I promise.
- Grated Cucumber. A crucial element for creating a refreshing and hydrating sauce.
- Minced Garlic. For just the right amount of added flavor depth.
- Don't peel your cucumber. Not only does this make it less work on you, but it adds nutrition, color, and structure.
- You can swap white vinegar for lemon juice if you have a lemon on hand.
- Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator up to 4-5 days, depending on the starting freshness of cucumber and yogurt when you made the recipe. A little separation of the oils and vinegars is normal; simply stir before serving.
- If you like crunch in your sauces; then grate ¼ of the cucumber and dice the other ¼.
If you liked this recipe, then go check out my other healthy recipes such as:
Homemade Greek Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 ½ cups full fat plain Greek yogurt (just shy of a 16 oz. container)
- ½ of a cucumber unpeeled
- 2 cloves garlic or 1 teaspoon already minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill minced
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Grate cucumber. Press cucumber lightly against bowl with a fork, tilt bowl, and drain any excess water. The goal is to only drain excess standing water, do not smash the cucumber.
- Mince fresh dill. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Serve cold. Don't leave sitting out long.