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 alongside my epic Greek Lamb Meatballs. 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!
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Why I Love This Recipe
Besides my major love affair with all things basil vinaigrette… I’m also majorly into Homemade Tzatziki Sauce this summer.
Tzatziki is 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.
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.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Greek Yogurt
- Persian Cucumber
- Lemon Juice
- Fresh Dill
- Salt & Pepper
*For a full list of ingredients and instructions please see recipe card below.
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce
Step 1: In a large bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, diced cucumber, lemon juice, garlic and dill. Stir to combine.
Step 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.
How to Store Tzatziki Sauce
You can store leftover tzatziki sauce for 3-4 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
How to Freeze Tzatziki Sauce
Because of the yogurt and cucumber, I would not recommend freezing tzatziki sauce. If you absolutely have to, store it in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Make sure you thaw it in the fridge gradually.
Tips & Tricks
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!
How long can you store Tzatziki sauce?
Tzatziki will last about four days in the fridge before it starts to go bad. While you can freeze it, 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
Chicken Shawarma Bowls
Chicken Shawarma Stuffed Pita
Greek Chicken Stuffed Pitas
The Best Hummus and Herbed Baked Pita Chips
Moroccan Chicken Skewers
Paris Well With
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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.
- If you want to spice things up a bit, feel free to add in some chili flakes or fresh herbs like parsley or mint.
- Serve this 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.