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Easy Tzatziki Sauce (Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

Tzatziki is a cool and refreshing dip made with shredded cucumber, Greek yogurt and other handful of ingredients. This homemade yogurt cucumber dip is quick and easy to make and delicious. Serve it as a dip with pita chips, veggie platter or condiment with grilled beef or lamb (gyros).
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment, Dip
Cuisine Greek
Servings 2 cups
Calories 358 kcal


  • 1 long English cucumber enough to make a cup of drained cucumber
  • 1 ½ cup Greek yogurt substitute with low or full fat plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil and more to drizzle on the sauce when serving
  • 1 large garlic clove finely minced or grated
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh dillweed finely chopped substitute with fresh mint leaves
  • Salt and black pepper


  • Start by grating the cucumber with a box grater(you can choose to peel the skin of the cucumber or leave it on if using English cucumber) Transfer the grated cucumber to a bowl, add a pinch of salt, mix to combine and leave to sit for about 5 minutes. drain the cucumber through a tiny hole sieve and cheesecloth and squeezing out as much excess liquid as you could. Then set aside
  • To a bowl combine Greek yogurt, finely chopped garlic, chopped dillweed, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and shredded cucumber. Mix to combine
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, accordingly, cover with a clingfilm (plastic wrap) and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for the flavours to infuse or until needed.
  • When you are ready to serve, drizzle some more olive oil on top of the sauce and enjoy.


Calories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 17gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 497mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 618IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 205mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cucumber yogurt dip, how to make tzatziki
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