Tzatziki Sauce

TzatzikiTzatziki (tza·tzi·ki) is an all-star Greek classic sauce typically served with grilled meats or with pita bread as a dip.

Tzatziki-3This tasty sauce is simple and easy to make. The simple secret to a good Tzatziki is the Greek yogurt. Make sure it’s thick. If it’s not thick and seems too watery, strain the yogurt for a few hours before mixing in the remaining ingredients.


2 cups thick Greek yogurt

1 English cucumber, unpeeled, seeds removed

2-3 cloves garlic, pressed

1 teaspoon dried dill

Splash of lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste


If the yogurt needs straining, place it in a cheesecloth or paper-towel lined sieve and set over a bowl. Grate the cucumber and place in a sieve. Set the cucumber aside and allow to drain.

Tzatziki-1 Tzatziki-5Squeeze any excess water out of the cucumber. Combine the thick yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill and lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir to combine and refrigerate, overnight if possible.



©2014 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta, LLC.

Recipe and photos by Alexandra Salidas Roll of Figs & Feta, LLC.  Please do not reprint this recipe without permission.  If you would like to feature this recipe on your blog or site, please rewrite the method of preparation and link your post to this one as the original source.  Thank you!

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