How To Make The Tzatziki Sauce – This wonderfully bright, zesty dip and spread is Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, and Keto. Enjoy with pita and fresh veggies, or use this homemade tzatziki sauce recipe as a creamy salad dressing.

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Mediterranean Gyro Sauce

If you could define the Mediterranean region by taste, how would you describe it?

Just think of that bright blue water, picturesque white architecture contrasted against the shadowy mountains, blue doors at every corner, evil eye trinkets in every window, and lots of colorful and delicious fresh cuisine.

If we had to depict the whole of the Mediterranean by flavor, we would include tzatziki sauce dolloped inside a lamb gyro, and a salad topped with fresh feta and drizzled in olive oil straight from the vineyard.

Is your mouth watering yet?

How To Make Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki For All

If you answered yes, then this homemade Tzatziki Recipe is a must for you!

Tzatziki sauce is a perfect balance of cool cucumber, yummy yogurt, and delicious dill. The creamy yogurt soothes your palette, balancing the flavors of spicy dishes.

Tzatziki (yogurt sauce) originated in India when the Ottoman Empire was in full swing and was brought back to the Middle Eastern countries where it is most well known today.

The Middle Eastern countries of Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, and Albania, all have different variations of this zesty and bright sauce.

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The Best Tzatziki Dip

This homemade tzatziki sauce recipe is a traditional Greek recipe that is a popular dish in restaurants found in Greece… Or Greek restaurants in the USA as well.

If you ever visit Greece, you will understand how important tzatziki is to the culture of this beautiful country.

But until then, you can enjoy a taste of the Greek culture in your own kitchen by making this delicious tzatziki gyro sauce recipe at home.

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What Ingredients You Need

  • Plain Greek Yogurt The creamy base with a marvelous tangy flavor.
  • English CucumberThis adds a bit of texture to your gyro sauce.
  • Lemon Use both the zest and the juice for a bright fresh flavor.
  • Olive Oil To add depth of flavor, and a silky quality.
  • Dill A bold herby note.
  • GarlicAdd a little or a lot: You can always add more if you like extra garlicky flavor.
  • Salt & Pepper Add to taste.
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How To Make The Best Tzatziki Sauce

  1. First, shred the cucumber with a cheese grater into a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Next, zest and juice the lemon, and finely chop the dill and garlic.
  3. Combine the yogurt, shredded cucumber, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, chopped dill, garlic, salt, and pepper together. Mix well!

Cover the bowl tightly and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. As the ingredients sit together the sauce becomes more and more flavorful!

Get the Full (Printable) How To Make Tzatziki Sauce Recipe Below. Enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Tzatziki Sauce Healthy?

Yes, this recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, and vegetarian. You can adjust the level of fat by using low-fat or full-fat yogurt.

How Can I Make This Recipe A Vegan Recipe?

Instead of using Plain Greek yogurt, choose a vegan yogurt alternative made with almonds or cashews.

What Can I Use Tzatziki Sauce For?

We love to use tzatziki sauce as a low-carb, protein-packed snack with pita bread or your choice of veggies. Another great way to enjoy this tzatziki recipe is dolloped on a gyro or on grilled chicken.

How Long Does This Tzatziki Dip Last?

This tzatziki sauce recipe will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator, if covered in an airtight container.

Can I Freeze This Tzatziki Sauce Recipe?

Yes, you can freeze this gyro sauce recipe. (You can freeze just about anything.) However, don’t expect it to have the same consistency as when you first made it. Cucumbers tend to get mushy in the freezer, and the lemon might cause the yogurt to curdle a little.

If you freeze your tzatziki sauce, make sure to store it packed in an airtight container. Then stir it very well before serving.

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How To Make The Best Tzatziki Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
How To Make The Best Tzatziki Sauce – This wonderfully zesty dip and spread is Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Carb, and Keto. Enjoy with pita and fresh veggies, or use this tzatziki recipe as a creamy salad dressing!
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded english cucumber
  • 1 lemon, zested + 1 tablespoon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Shred the cucumber with a cheese grater. Zest and juice the lemon. Then chop the dill and garlic.
  • Set out a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the yogurt, shredded cucumber, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, olive oil, chopped dill, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Mix well. Then salt and pepper as needed. You can also add additional lemon juice if you so desire.



Keep this dip tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 37kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 82mg, Potassium: 76mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 7.8mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Sommer Collier
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