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Tzatziki Recipe

It's so easy to make your own tzatziki and it's so tasty you'll want to drizzle it on everything! Fabulous as a dip or sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: American, Greek
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Alison Hope


  • 1 cup English Cucumber Peeled and Grated
  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt Full Fat, Plain
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 1 tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Dill Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice Freshly Squeezed
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground


  • Peel and shred an English cucumber using a standard box grater. Measure out a cup (packed) and set aside.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, olive oil, crushed garlic, fresh dill, lemon juice, salt and black pepper to a mixing bowl and mix together.
  • Add in the shredded cucumber and mix in.
  • Place into the fridge for 30 minutes for the flavors to blend.
  • Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, some fresh dill and cucumber slices.



  1. It's not necessary to squeeze out excess water from the shredded cucumber. We tried a version where we removed the excess water and found the sauce was too thick as a result. It's ideal for the water from the cucumber to create a more saucy tzatziki. 
  2. Greek yogurt (full fat) is ideal for this recipe, however you can also use a plain yogurt. 
  3. Fresh dill creates the best flavor in this tzatziki, but if you only have dried dill on hand, you can use that instead. 
  4. Fresh lemon juice is ideal, but store-bought will also work fine. 
  5. Prep time does not include the 30 minutes spent chilling in the fridge. 
  6. Leftovers keep very well in a covered container in the fridge for 3-4 days. If any separation occurs, just stir it up again, this is normal. It is not freezer friendly. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg