This tzatziki sauce is a creamy blend of Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic and fresh herbs, all mixed together to make a zesty condiment or dip. Homemade tzatziki takes just minutes to make, and tastes way better than what you'd buy at the grocery store.
Calories 62 kcal
2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1 cup grated cucumber such as English cucumber 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons fresh dill minced, plus more for garnish 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Squeeze excess water from the cucumber. Place the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, olive oil, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and chopped dill before serving.
I prefer full fat Greek yogurt, but low fat and non fat also work just fine. Choose a thin skinned cucumber with minimal seeds such as an English or Persian cucumber.
High quality olive oil is important here for optimal flavor since this recipe has such a minimal ingredient list.
I really recommend using fresh dill as it's so much more flavorful than dried. If you do need to use dried dill, use 1/3 of the amount as you would for fresh.
Calories: 62 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 3 mg | Sodium: 164 mg | Potassium: 71 mg | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 8 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 55 mg | Iron: 1 mg