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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce is an absolute must if you have any Greek dish. There’s something about the freshness of the cucumber and zestiness of the lemon, combined with greek yogurt, that, simply put, makes my mouth water. I especially like it served on a perfectly made Gyro or with Grilled Salmon Kabobs. Pair either of those proteins with some Turmeric Rice or couscous, and you’ve got yourself a meal!

Tzatziki Recipe


This Tzatziki Sauce Recipe is extremely simple. It’s incredible how a few ingredients create such an extraordinary powerhouse of a condiment or dip.

Yogurt: Without question, plain greek yogurt is precisely what you’ll need for this recipe: no flavors, nothing fancy, just plain greek yogurt.

Vegetables: For a great Tzatziki recipe, you’ll need fresh minced garlic and some finely-grated English Cucumber. Be sure not to get the wrong cucumber. The English Cucumber will be longer and thinner than a regular cucumber.

Citrus: Some freshly squeezed Lemon juice is all I use in this Tzatziki recipe. I will say, though, I like mine to be pretty citrusy, so if you want to tame that down, I recommend half a lemon instead of a whole.

Seasonings and Spices: A little Kosher Salt and White Pepper are all it takes.

Herbs: Dill, Dill, Dill, and More Dill. Just kidding, don’t go TOO crazy, but some freshly chopped dill works perfectly with the cucumber, and a little bit of it goes a long way!


Begin by preparing the cucumber. The trick is peeling, then grating the cucumber and squeezing as much water out of it as possible.

To achieve this, I lay a teatowel or cheesecloth over a plate and grate the cucumber on the plate. This way, once I’m done grating, I can fold the towel, take it over to the sink, and tightly squeeze out all of the cucumber juice. The last thing you want is watery Tzatziki, and this alleviates that problem.

Next, add the grated cucumber, plain greek yogurt, and remaining ingredients to a mixing bowl.

Whisk everything together until it’s thoroughly combined, and then cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

In Conclusion

If you plan on making any greek or Mediterranean-style dish, I recommend making this Tzatziki recipe as either a condiment or an appetizer.

It’s easy enough to whip together quickly, tastes phenomenal, and it’s good for you!

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Let me know in the comments how your Tzatziki turned out! I always love to hear from you guys about your cooking adventures!

Thanks for stopping Chicken Fried Kitchen; I look forward to having you back soon, and as usual…

Happy Cooking!


Tzatziki Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Chicken Fried Kitchen Course: CondimentCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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This Tzatziki Sauce Recipe is perfect for home-cooked greek meals, especially homemade gyros or served with kabobs and rice.


  • 1 1 English Cucumber – peeled, grated, and squeezed of liquid.

  • 2 Cups 2 Plain Greek Yogurt

  • 1 Tbsp. 1 Minced Garlic

  • 2 Tbsp. 2 Fresh Dill – finely chopped

  • 1/2 tsp. 1/2 Kosher Salt

  • 1/2 tsp. 1/2 White Pepper

  • Juice of 1 Lime – freshly squeezed


  • Peel, then grate the cucumber and squeeze as much water out of it as possible using a teatowel or cheesecloth.
  • Add the grated cucumber, plain greek yogurt, and remaining ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk all of the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • Cover the mixing bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

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