Get a taste of the Mediterranean with cool, creamy Greek Tzatziki!  It’s perfect served with grilled meats, pita bread or veggies, and it comes together in just 10 minutes!

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**This post was originally published in June 2014.  The photos and text have been updated to include step by step instructions.

I love snacking, so I’m always trying to find healthier ways to do it.  Some of my favorite snacks include white bean hummus, healthy banana snack cake, peach mango smoothie, and this refreshing Greek Tzatziki!

This recipe is guaranteed to leave you feeling cool as cucumber this summer. 🙂

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s creamy, refreshing and bursting with fresh flavor.
  • There are only 5 ingredients and it comes together in about 10 minutes.
  • This recipe is extremely versatile!  It may be used as accompaniment for meats, a topping for bowls or as a dip for pita chips and veggies.
  • This is a great make ahead recipe for entertaining or meal prep.

Recipe ingredients

greek tzatziki sauce ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Greek yogurt.  For best results, use plain full fat Greek yogurt for ultra creamy tzatziki.
  • Cucumber.  The cucumber may be diced or grated.  If you’d like to remove excess moisture from the cucumber prior to adding it the yogurt mixture, place it in a dish towel and squeeze to remove the liquid.
  • Dill.  Fresh dill is key in the recipe as it adds optimum freshness and flavor.
  • Garlic.  Fresh garlic adds a lot more flavor, and the sharp bite will mellow as the tzatziki stands.  
  • Lemon juice.  Bottled lemon juice is not recommended as it simply doesn’t provide the bright fresh flavor that fresh lemons do.

How to make this recipe

This tzatziki recipe couldn’t be easier to make!  It only contains 5 ingredients and comes together in 10 minutes.

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  1. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir until well combined.

Serving suggestions

This is a versatile dip, sauce or spread that may be served with the following:

Greek tzatziki in white bowl with cucumber and dill on top

FAQs

What is tzatziki?

It’s a Greek yogurt based sauce or dip that’s a staple in Greek cuisine.  It includes cucumbers, garlic, lemon and dill, and it’s served with gyros, grilled meats or as a dip for pita bread, chips or veggies. 

How do you pronounce tzatziki?

It’s pronounced “zat-zee-kee“.  The “t” and “z” are rolled together to make a light “z” sound.

How long does tzatziki last in the fridge?

It lasts for 3-5 days in an air tight container in the refrigerator.  

How do I know if it’s gone bad?

The best way to tell if tzatziki has spoiled is to smell it.  The yogurt will have a sour smell similar to spoiled milk.

Is this recipe healthy?

Yes!  It’s high in protein, low in carbohydrates and sugar.  It’s a much healthier alternative to mayo-laden dressings and dips like ranch.

If you’re following a low fat diet, swap out the full fat Greek yogurt for 2% or non-fat.  

Recipe notes

  • Use full fat Greek yogurt for the best tzatziki!  If following a low fat diet, substitute with low fat or non fat yogurt.
  • Be sure to use fresh dill and garlic in this recipe for maximum flavor.
  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.  The yogurt will separate, simply stir and enjoy!

Greek tzatziki in white bowl with pita chips and lemon around it

If you make this recipe I’d love to hear from you!  Leave a comment below and rate it, or tag me at @flavorthemoments on Instagram!

 

 

Close up of Greek tzatziki sauce in white bowl with cucumber and dill on top

Greek Tzatziki Dip

Greek Tzatziki Dip is creamy Greek yogurt with crisp cucumber, lemon and dill.  It's great as a dip or sauce for grilled meats and gyros!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber chopped into small dice (peel if desired)
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until combined. Taste and adjust the seasonings as necessary.
  • Serve as a dip with veggies and pita chips or as a sauce with grilled meats or gyros. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use full fat Greek yogurt for the best tzatziki!  If following a low fat diet, substitute with low fat or non fat yogurt.
  • Be sure to use fresh dill and garlic in this recipe for maximum flavor.
  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.  The yogurt will separate, simply stir and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 47kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 191mg, Sugar: 1g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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