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Tzatziki in a bowl topped with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of dill, next to sliced cucumber and cherry tomatoes.
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5 from 15 votes

Best Tzatziki Recipe (Easy & Authentic)

Tzatziki is a creamy, yogurt-based sauce that will brighten up any summer meal. This easy, authentic recipe is perfect served alongside vegetables or grilled meats. Watch the quick video above to see how I make it!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, sauce
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Tzatziki, Tzatziki Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 36kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups greek yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Drain the grated cucumber by pressing down on it over fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Alternatively, you could use a nut milk bag or cheesecloth and gently squeeze until all the moisture is out.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until everything is well combined.
  • Let the mixture rest for a few minutes for the flavors to meld together. Taste test to see if you need to add any extra herbs, lemon juice, or salt.
  • Serve immediately or let it chill in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Video

Notes

  • This recipe yields about 2 cups of tzatziki. 

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg