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How To Make The Best Tzatziki Sauce

How To Make The Best Tzatziki Sauce: A wonderful zesty dip and spread… Or use this tzatziki recipe as a creamy salad dressing! Plus, it’s Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Carb, and Keto.

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Mediterranean Gyro Sauce

If you could describe the Mediterranean by taste, how would you define 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, with a salad topped with fresh feta and drizzled in olive oil straight from the vineyard.

Is your mouth watering yet?

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Tzatziki Sauce For All

If you answered yes, then this Tzatziki Sauce 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 tzatziki sauce.

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Best Tzatziki Dip

This 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 sauce 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 sauce recipe at home.

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Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients

  • Plain Greek Yogurt – The creamy base with a marvelous tangy flavor.
  • English Cucumber – This 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.
  • Garlic – Add a little or a lot. You can always add more if you like your tzatziki sauce garlicky.
  • Salt & Pepper – Add to taste.
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How To Make The Best Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Shred the cucumber with a cheese grater.
  2. Zest and juice the lemon.
  3. Chop the dill and garlic.
  4. Mix the yogurt, shredded cucumber, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, chopped dill, garlic, salt, and pepper together. Mix well!

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Tzatziki Recipe FAQ

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.

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 Recipe Last?

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

Can I Freeze This Tzatziki Sauce Recipe?

Yes, you can freeze this tzatziki 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
This tzatziki recipe is thick and chunky, so it makes a wonderful dip and spread, but can also be used as a creamy salad dressing. Plus, it’s vegetarian, gluten-free, protein packed, low carb, and ketogenic!
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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 juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 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.
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Sommer Collier

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5 comments on “How To Make The Best Tzatziki Sauce”

  1. In the instructions part of this recipe, you said, “lemon juice,” in the 2nd step when I think you meant lemon zest. Also, is this perhaps too much lemon flavoring? It seems like it might overpower the other flavors a bit. Could anyone who has tried this recipe chime in with their thoughts? Much love yall

  2. I could eat tzatziki on everything!

  3. It was so good and so easy to make! Amazing!

  4. I love tzatziki sauce! It’s one of my favorite dips for veggies!

  5. Perfect for our Greek themed book club meeting! Such a delicious classic!