Easy Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

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This easy Tzatziki Sauce recipe comes together in 2-3 minutes.  Creamy and tangy, it’s delicious with grilled vegetables, gyros, and Greek salad.

Tzatziki Sauce with veggies

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

This Easy Tzatziki Sauce recipe adds incredible flavor to grilled vegetables, pita chips, and of course with our amazing gyros, made in the crock pot! When I serve it with gyros I like to be able to crunch into the cucumbers so I leave them diced instead and just stir everything together instead of processing everything. If I am serving with grilled veggies, I will process all the ingredients so the sauce holds to the vegetables better. It’s totally up to you how you want to do it! This is also great over Greek salads, if it is too thick, you can just add a teaspoon or so of milk.

Looking for more simple sauce recipes? Try our Creamy Lemon Dip for artichokes and veggies, this easy homemade tartar sauce for all of your fish recipes, or this tangy barbecue sauce that comes together in a snap!

What is Tzatziki Sauce?

Tzatziki sauce can be served as a dip, a sauce or a soup. It’s found in a lot of Mediterranean and Southeast European cuisine, as well as in the Middle East. There are countless ways to make homemade tzatziki sauce, but generally it includes full-fat greek yogurt, cucumbers, olive oil, garlic (fresh garlic works great but you can substitute garlic powder if you’re out) and other fresh herbs and seasonings. Often the recipe will include vinegar or lemon juice, parsley, thyme, fresh dill or mint. Tzatziki sauce is quite healthy. Despite its creamy texture, it is relatively low in calories. And it goes great with a variety of Greek foods.

Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce

Versatile and Delicious

The other day we made kebabs with lemon-marinated chicken and all sorts of yummy vegetables (peppers, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, etc). We grilled them all up and served them with this Tzatziki on the side. They were a huge hit and everyone (kids included) gobbled them up. If you are looking to make a healthy, low-carb dinner, definitely try it! It will quickly become a favorite! You can also serve a bowl of this greek tzatziki sauce with easy appetizers like pork, beef kabobs, pieces of pita bread, a dip for veggies, or as a spread for all types of sandwiches. It’s also delicious as a dip for French fries!

It’s All Greek To Me

If you’re into the Greek flavor that pairs so well with Tzatziki sauce, you should check out some of these other Greek-inspired dishes. 

How To Make Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce with veggies

The Easiest Tzatziki Sauce

5 from 3 votes
This really is The Easiest Tzatziki Sauce recipe! You can whip it up in 2-3 minutes. It is delicious with grilled vegetables, gyros, and Greek salad.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until well combined. If you want a more chunky sauce (great for gyros), just stir to combine instead of processing.
    All ingredients in food processor/blender for Tzatziki Sauce
  • Serve with grilled or fresh vegetables or with gyros.
    Tzatziki Sauce with veggies

Nutrition Information

Calories: 39kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 23mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 2.5mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 0.1mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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    1. If it is really runny, drain some of it off and add more yogurt to thicken. Let me know if that helps!

  1. 5 stars
    Turned out great! I didn’t put it in the food processor and used dried herbs and it was delicious. I also added a little sour cream because we had a little left and I wanted to use it up… soo yummy and easy glad you shared this.

  2. DO NOT try this recipe. Instead, look for the one on this website with the grilled chicken gyros. This “easiest” recipe needs more like a TBSP each of dill and lemon juice(maybe a little lemon zest too), plus I added a couple large gloves of garlic. Also, it lacks the instructions to drain the cucumber, so if you blend, it will turn out more watery than salad dressing.

    1. I guess with a toddler running circles in the kitchen, I missed the part to seed the cucumber — that would have cut down on the water content. However, this recipe was still too bland for me.

      1. Haha! Toddlers can make following a recipe a challenge! To spice up the recipe, you could try adding more dill and lemon. I’ve also added minced garlic or garlic powder to give it more flavor.

  3. I’m excited to try this. So many recipes I’ve tried have an extremely overpowering raw garlic taste. Your recipe sounds perfect. I’ll come back and comment again when I’ve tried it.