This Authentic Tzatziki Recipe is a tasty homemade version of my favorite sauce from Greece. This Greek cucumber yogurt sauce with dill, feta, lemon juice, and garlic is the perfect complement to roasted or grilled meats and vegetables. It makes a great dip or spread for pita or crackers – and Tzatziki sauce is healthy too! What’s not to love?
Authentic Tzatziki Recipe
Tzatziki sauce is so fresh and tasty made with cucumber, Greek yogurt, dill, feta, garlic, & lemon. Tzatziki sauce goes on so many things – as an appetizer dip for vegetables or crackers, or a topping for grilled and roasted meats or vegetables. This healthy recipe even makes a great sauce on sandwiches & burgers. Sugar free, low carb, gluten free, & keto friendly sauce. #tzatzikisauce #greekrecipe #tzatzikirecipe #healthyrecipe #lowcarb #keto #sugarfree #glutenfree #gyro #dip #sauce #appetizer
Here’s Why You’ll Love Greek Tzatziki Sauce
| It’s Easy To Make
No need to buy this in the store. It is a very easy recipe to make and this homemade version tastes so much fresher and healthier than the store-bought versions.
| It’s Tasty!
You will love the taste of this. If you’ve never tried tzatziki sauce it is like a cool cucumber sauce with a tangy dill taste. The tanginess comes from the unflavored Greek yogurt and lemon juice.
How Do You Pronounce Tzatziki?
The simplest explanation is that the t’s are silent and tzatziki is most commonly pronounced like “zaa zee kee”.
Is Tzatziki Sauce Healthy?
Tzatziki sauce is very healthy! This is a healthy sauce that can be used as a dressing, spread, condiment, you name it. Tzatziki sauce is sugar-free, low carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free so it will work with many diets.
60 calories | 4.2 g fat | 2 g net carbs | 3.7 g protein
What Do You Eat Tzatziki Sauce With?
Tzatziki sauce has a cool creamy cucumber taste with a tang. The tang comes from the lemon juice and the Greek yogurt. This sauce works for so many things, see some of my suggestions below. Want a perfect Greek meal? Here is a main dish and a side salad that you will love:
Greek Inspired Meal Idea:
- Serve tzatziki sauce over Gryo Burgers. These burgers are a must-make! So juicy and full of flavor – my family LOVES them.
- Make this Greek salad for your side dish.
Other Ways To Enjoy Tzatziki Sauce:
- Enjoy with grilled or roasted vegetables. Try grilling (or roasting) zucchini, squash, onion tossed in olive oil and a Greek seasoning blend. Serve with tzatziki.
- Delicious with grilled or roasted meats.
- Makes a great dip fresh vegetables.
- Use it as a spread on crackers or pita bread.
What You Will Need to Make Tzatziki Sauce
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- Mixing bowl
- Mixing spoon
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- Chef knife
- Cutting board
- Juicer (I use this handheld juicer)
- 2 oz feta cheese
- 2 (5.3 oz) containers plain Greek yogurt
- juice of 1/2 lemon (add more if needed)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tsp dill
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
How To Make Authentic Tzatziki Sauce
In a bowl mix feta cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, cucumber, garlic, salt, pepper, and dill or chives. Stir until blended well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow flavors to blend. Serve as a dressing or topping to a greek favorite meal!
Helpful Tips For Making This Recipe
- While you can eat tzatziki sauce right after you make it, it tastes the best if you let it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to allow all the flavors to blend together. Yum. So good!
- It’s all a personal preference but you can dice or shred the cucumber. I like to have chunky bits of cucumber in my sauce so I dice my cucumber. Some people prefer to shred, but I think it takes longer and I’m all about making things quick and easy! 🙂
- If you prefer a smooth sauce, you can add the tzatziki to your blender or food processor and blend until the desired consistency is reached.
- There is no need to drain the cucumber or remove any cucumber seeds in this recipe. The Greek yogurt is quite thick and I have found the juices from the cucumber give the dip a nice flavor.
- Adjust your lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dill to your tastes. Some Greek yogurt brands are very tangy so you may wish to use less lemon juice. Also, some lemons can be very tart. Start with 1/2 a lemon and add more if needed. If you love lots of dill, by all means, add more! If you have too much tart everything you can fix this by adding a little sweetener. Try 1 teaspoon, stir, and sample. Add more from there.
- Want to use fresh dill herbs instead of dried? The rule of thumb is that for every 1 teaspoon of dried herbs needed, use 1 tablespoon of fresh.
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