Homemade Tzatziki

 Besides my major love affair with all things basil vinaigrette related… I’m also majorly crushing on Homemade Tzatziki. I’m not even quite sure you could call it a crush, because I’ve been eating Tzatziki by the boatload for years.

Homemade Tzatziki

It’s one of those things you can whip up every few days and keep on hand for when lunch and dinner roll around. It goes perfectly with so many different dishes like Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers that are coming your way in 48 hours. It’s also amazing on top of some pita or naan for a quick and easy snack. It works with lamb, steak and any kind of vegetable under the sun. You can throw it on a bowl of quinoa and magically your quinoa is the most delicious thing in the entire world. Bottom line, we all need a kick ass Tzatziki recipe that we can use 365 days a year. And I’ve got just the one for you….

Homemade Tzatziki

Homemade Tzatziki


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, diced cucumber, lemon juice garlic and dill. Stir to combine.
  2. 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

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  1. Well I have to admit I’ve never had or heard of Tzatziki. Yes, I’m blushing and slightly embarrassed because you seem to have it once a day. Looks good and I apparently need to come on board with tzatziki!

  2. Mmm! I’ve never thought about making it homemade, even though I make most things homemade. And now I’m going to hop over to basil vinaigrette land…

  3. My family loves Tzatziki sauce! Years ago, while on vacation i remember extra for a couple of small cups of sauce for our sandwiches. Now we can make our own for use on just about everything.

  4. i never thought to make my own tzatziki before.. ive always been incredibly lazy and bought a tub from the store. definitely will be trying this recipe if its this easy! looks delicious and i bet it tastes even better home made too!

  5. I made this. I used a long English cucumber. The sauce was delicious on my Chicken Shawarma. I was told it tasted exactly like we used to get at authentic Mediterranean restaraunts.

    1. totally up to you! I’ve used all sorts of them throughout the years – Fage, Yoplait, Trader Joes, etc

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