Do you love Tzatziki sauce? It's one of my favorite things! If you've never had it before, it's a delicious Greek sauce made with yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and lemon. It's perfect for topping grilled meats or vegetables, or just served as a dipping sauce. The best part? You can make it at home in just a few minutes! Here is the best homemade tzatziki sauce recipe ever - give it a try!
Besides my major love affair with all things basil vinaigrette… I’m also majorly into Homemade Tzatziki Sauce this summer.
What is Tzatziki Sauce?
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 this easy tzatziki sauce recipe:
How is Tzatziki Sauce 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 Sauce 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 Sauce with?
Here is a list of some other amazing dishes that go perfect with Tzatziki.
- Yogurt Marinated Chicken Skewers
- Greek Loaded Oven Fries
- Chicken Tawook Quinoa Bowls
- Mezze Appetizer Platter
- Homemade Naan
- Chicken Shawarma Bowls
- Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Pita
- Greek Chicken Stuffed Pitas
- The Best Hummus and Herbed Baked Pita Chips
- Moroccan Chicken Skewers
This easy tzatziki sauce recipe is perfect for Mediterranean food lovers. It’s simple to make, and you can enjoy it as a quick snack, lunch, or dinner. All you need is yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill and lemon. If you want to spice things up a bit, feel free to add in some chili flakes or fresh herbs like parsley or mint. Give this sauce a try next time you need a quick and delicious meal!
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 Sauce
- 1 ½ 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
Made this last night & served with salmon. Delish! Two questions though: (1) if using English cucumber, why peel the skin? Just curious. (2) although delish, mine was a bit watery, not very thick. I used whole plain Greek yogurt. Any thoughts? Thank you!!
1: I usually peel the skin of English cucumber because it's a bit thicker than that of a Persian cucumber! But honestly, you dont have to! Just a personal preference.
2: DM me a picture of the sauce if you want! It shouldn't be THICK but it shouldn't be watery if that makes sense
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!,
Hi Gaby! I'd love to make this recipe but I cannot find dinosaur kale in my area. Also my hubby is not a kale fan. What would be a good substitute?
there's no kale in this recipe!! just dill.
Yum. It’s great on top of grilled lamb feta burgers. My summertime favorites!