Easy Tzatziki Sauce

One of my favorite sides when I visit a Greek restaurant is the Tzatziki Sauce they add to the Gyros or on the side as a dip. I'm not a big fan of Gyros but I love Greek pita bread dipped in this creamy  sauce.

Tzatziki sauce is a creamy cucumber sauce usually made with yogurt and added spices.

I have had this sauce from a local grocery store before but the taste just did not add up to the restaurant style so I went searching for a recipe. I found many different ones but they all seem to make too much of a batch. I just wanted a little bit for my dinner as it does not keep more that a couple days.

I took bits and pieces of other recipes and broke them down to smaller portions until I found the right ingredients for a small jar. And the fact I only had a small yogurt in the fridge. 

I think it turned out great.

With homemade Tzatziki sauce, the main instruction is to make sure that the cucumber and yogurt are drained well. You do not want watery sauce. Mine turned out watery but it did not take away from the delicious taste.

Easy Tzatziki Sauce

1- 5 oz. Plain Greek Yogurt.
1/2- Finely chopped Cucumber (remove the seeds)
1- Pressed Garlic Clove
1 Tbsp- Dill Weed
Juice of lemon a wedge
pinch of salt

Make sure to squeeze all the water out of the chopped cucumber.
You can mix by hand but I added it all to a food processor until creamy. 
refrigerate for an hour for best results. 

Tzatziki Sauce (or cucumber sauce) is great on salads, sandwiches or used as a dip for breads and veggies. I will be enjoying this at dinner tonight with my Felafel's 


  1. My condiments of choice, jalapenos and bbq

  2. Sounds good, I don't think I have ever had it, although I have been mistaken for a Greek Sailor several times in my earlier life. In Greece all I remember eating was some 'soup' cooked in a communal pot in Athens.
    We will have to try this next time we visit the Florida Greek port of Tarpon Springs. Or down town Gtown. Enjoyed the read,
    Sherry & jack

  3. Besides, Sherry says "I know you are not gonna make it, and you cannot order it because you could not pronounce the word. LOL

  4. Never heard of this, but I'm not an outgoing eater...my palette is fairly reserved. LOL I will have to tell the hubster and make him try it! ;-) Hugs!

  5. Hi Lisa, thank you for the yummy sauce recipe. We love gyros, so I shall try this. Happy weekend.

  6. We have those restaurants here too and I LOVE their food and especially that sauce.