This tzatziki sauce recipe is easy, creamy, and healthy! Use it as a spread on sandwiches or a dip with veggies or crackers!
tzatziki sauce recipe 
First of all, I love hummus. I’ll never pass on a bowl of delicious garlickly hummus, dunking in carrots, bell pepper, or slices of warm pita. But sometimes I like to switch it up and go for tzatziki instead. While chickpeas are great, tzatziki has a nice dose of protein in there thanks to the Greek yogurt. For being a creamy and delicious sauce, it’s surprisingly healthy! I’ve made this tzatziki sauce recipe quite a few times, typically as a topping for something like this easy falafel recipe.

greek yogurt tzatiki

The best Greek yogurt for Tzatziki Sauce

I like using a whole milk Greek yogurt. Look for 2% or 5% milkfat. Fage makes a great 5% version that is so thick and creamy. It’s perfect for this recipe! If you want a lower calorie option, you can use 0% but it won’t be as thick. Make sure that whichever kind you get, it’s plain and unsweetened!

Tips for the perfect Tzatziki sauce

  • Be sure to remove the cucumber seeds before grating.The seeds will make the sauce too watery and the texture of the seeds can be a little off-putting.
  • Fresh dill is so delicious, use it if you can! Dried will work in a pinch but it’ll be more fragrant with fresh!
  • Fresh lemon juice is also essential. The bottles of concentrate won’t do this recipe justice!
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tzatziki sauce recipe

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Greek


This tzatziki sauce recipe is easy, creamy, and healthy! Use it as a spread on sandwiches or a dip with veggies or crackers!


  • 1 small cucumber (about 8″ long)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (2% or 5% milk fat)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Wash and peel your cucumber.
  2. Slice it length wise and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Using a box grater, grate the cucumber into a bowl.
  4. Stir in the Greek yogurt and olive oil.
  5. Juice the lemon right into the bowl. (Watch out for seeds!)
  6. Stir in the dill and salt.
  7. Serve it up!

I love dipping cucumber slices, pita chips, or cherry tomatoes into this sauce. It’s seriously so addicting I could eat it with a spoon!

tzatziki sauce recipe

It’s versatile and it can be stored in the fridge for a few days so you can easily whip it up the day before a party! You could even use it as a salad dressing!

tzatziki sauce recipe

Creamy, dreamy, protein packed tzatziki! This is the perfect healthy dip!

What’s your favorite veggie dip?

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