Homemade Tzatziki

I’m a sauce person. I love to dip, dip, dip.

This tzatziki sauce is thick, creamy, refreshing and a great spread for wraps and gyros, or to go with falafel, fries, bread or vegetables. It’s the perfect match for anything that needs a creamy element! I love it with my Easy Za’atar Socca bread.

Tzatziki is popular around the Middle East and the Mediterranean, especially in Greece. It is my dream to travel to Greece one day and learn more about their cuisine, but until then, I will have this recipe on repeat, so I can pretend I’m there.

Tzatziki is simply a combination of yogurt, fresh herbs, lemon, cucumber, garlic, olive oil and salt. It’s a perfect summer dip, sauce or spread, as it’s cool and bright!

It is incredibly easy to whip up at home. Follow my recipe below, and feel free to add extras of your favourite ingredients!

Homemade Tzatziki

Serving size: Makes 1 cup

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cucumber, shredded
  • 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped dill
  • pinch of salt
  • olive oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Place cucumber in a clean tea towel or paper towel and squeeze the liquid out over a sink.
  2. Mix the cucumber, yogurt, garlic, lemon zest and juice, dill and salt in a bowl. Transfer to a small plate and use the back of a spoon to spread it out over the surface. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately.
  3. Store extra in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

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