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Tzatziki Sauce with grated cucumber

Tzatziki Sauce

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This easy recipe teaches you how to make Tzatziki, a classic Greek sauce made from yogurt and cucumber. Light, refreshing, and great as a dip with veggies and pita or drizzled on grilled meat and vegetables.



  • 2 cups plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 lb cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive Oil, optional


  1. Grate the Cucumber. Wash the cucumber then grate using the large holes of a box grater. You do not need to peel or seed the cucumber first. Just grate it.
  2. Squeeze Moisture. Place grated cucumber in a colander and press out the excess moisture. You can also do handfuls at a time.
  3. Mix the Sauce. In a medium bowl mix all ingredients together, including the grated cucumber. Taste and adjust the salt, lemon juice, and dill. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld.
  4. Serve. Serve immediately or store in the fridge. Before serving, I like to give a drizzle of olive oil.


Leftovers: Tzatziki Sauce can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: By hand
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: Tzatziki Sauce, Yogurt Cucumber Sauce, Gyro Sauce, Greek Tzatziki Sauce

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