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Authentic Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Healthy, Greek yogurt, garlic and cucumber Tzatziki sauce recipe, the perfect condiment for grilled chicken, gyros, burgers or as a dip with pita chips at a summer garden party.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 63kcal
Author Florentina


  • 2 c Greek yogurt (organic)
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1.5 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5-6 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 1/4 c fresh dill (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lemon (zested)
  • 1.5 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)


  • Rinse the cucumber then shred it through a cheese grater. Transfer to a cheesecloth lined strainer and allow it to drain over a bowl. Use your hands and squeeze as much of the water out of it as possible.
  • Add the Greek yogurt to a medium serving bowl and mix together with the olive oil, grated garlic, lemon juice, fresh dill and drained grated cucumber. Season to taste with sea salt.
  • Serve garnished with the lemon zest, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some fresh dill.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 180mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 14.1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 0.4mg