Homemade Tzatziki

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Besides my major love affair with all things basil vinaigrette… I’m also majorly into Homemade Tzatziki this summer.

What is Tzatziki?

Homemade Tzatziki is EVERYTHING! If you’ve never had it before, or heard of it, Tzatziki is a yogurt sauce with cucumbers, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and dill. It’s incredible popular in Greece where it’s slathered on top of just about everything. You can serve it up with crudités or pita as an appetizer / snack or serve it alongside some skewered chicken, veggies, fish or meat as a dip for a main course. It’s bright and tangy and perfect for summer.

Tzatziki is also one of those things you can whip up every few days and keep on hand for when lunch and dinner roll around. You’ll see it pop up on WGC frequently as I call for it in so many recipes! It also makes the best healthy snack. Whip up some tzatziki grab yourself some Persian cucumbers and there you have it.

Here are a bunch of questions I get on the regular about Tzatziki:

How is Tzatziki made?

Tzatziki is super simple to make. You just need some greek yogurt, lemon, garlic, dill, and Persian cucumbers. Dice your cucumbers, juice your lemon, chop your garlic and dill, and combine everything with your greek yogurt. I cover the detailed step by step instructions and measurements in the recipe card below.

How long will Tzatziki last in the fridge?

Tzatziki will last about four days in the fridge before it starts to go bad.

Can you freeze Tzatziki sauce?

Yes, but it will change a bit in regards to texture and consistency when it comes time to thawing it out.

What else can you serve Tzatziki with?

Here is a list of some other amazing dishes that go perfect with Tzatziki.

Bottom line, we all need a kick ass Homemade Tzatziki recipe that we can use 365 days a year. And I’ve got just the one for you….

Homemade Tzatziki from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Homemade Tzatziki

5 from 7 votes
That creamy Greek yogurt sauce that you love with cucumbers, dill and lemon that you can slather all over some pita or on top of protein!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people


  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Persian cucumber small dice
  • Juice of 1 lemon plus more if needed
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, diced cucumber, lemon juice garlic and dill. Stir to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper and taste. Adjust salt, pepper or lemon juice depending on your preference. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

Photo Credit: Matt Armendariz / Food Styling Credit: Adam Pearson / Recipe: What’s Gaby Cooking


  1. 5 stars
    Very good! I served it to a chef who really loved the blend of flavors. Served with chicken kabobs which I marinated with my additional spices!, grilled Parmesan leeks, broccolini and marinated large olives! Served oaked Chardonnay! Light easy and setting for good conversation!,

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