Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Love Tzatiziki???  You’ll never believe how easy it is to make your own Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe at home!

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe

Hello! Hello!

We are back from the beach and I’m hoping to get a post up about the trip this week.  We had such a great time and I can’t wait to share more with y’all.

In the meantime, I have another tasty new recipe to share with you guys today.  It’s a Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe that is downright addictive.

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe

Why you’ll LOVE this Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe…

I have a crazy obsession with Tzatziki sauce.  If I see it on a menu out, I WILL order the dish that it comes on.  It’s been one of my favorite things to eat for years and always love finding it on a menu.

With that kind of tzatziki love and dedication, I’m not sure WHY it took me so long to make my own version at home.  I think I thought it was one of those things that I thought was harder to make but GUYS it’s not.  It’s simple to make and tastes just like the beloved sauce you get at your favorite Greek restaurant.

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe

It’s creamy, cucumber-y, garlic-y, lemon-y and has such a lovely texture.

It’s good enough to eat on chips or with your favorite greek dishes like falafel!  I’ve even created a DELISH plate of Greek Nachos with it.  The recipe for those is coming up next week!

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe


Ingredients in this Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cucumber
  • Dill
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper

It’s really only FIVE basic, easy to find ingredients!  You can control the nutritional side/ calories of your version by what kind of greek yogurt you use.  A 0% or 2% Greek yogurt will have fewer calories while using a full-fat greek yogurt will be creamier with more calories.  The choice is yours!


Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe


How to make my Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe

  1. Grate the cucumber in a food processor.
  2. Put the cucumber in a strainer, add salt and allow it the water in the veggie to drain.
  3. Stir together the drained cucumber and all the other ingredients.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste!

The only tricky part is draining the water out of the cucumber.  It’s a little tedious but totally worth the extra effort to get the right consistency in your Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe.


Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe

Trust me on this one, friends!!!  My Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe is so tasty and will quickly become one of your go-to sauces.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.



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Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe



Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe

Julie Wunder
This healthy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe is authentic and tastes amazing!
Prep Time 10 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 8
Calories 44 kcal


  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut the cucumber in half and spoon out the seeds. Put it in a food processor to shred or a use a food grater. Put the shredded cucumber in a strainer. Sprinkle salt on the cucumber and allow the water to strain for 30 minutes. Blot with towels to dry.
  • Stir together the cucumber, dill, lemon juice, minced garlic and greek yogurt. Salt and pepper to taste.


You can enjoy this immediately, but it's best if you allow the flavors to marry in the fridge for a few hours!  


Calories: 44kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 23mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe
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Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe

By | 2020-08-03T14:25:20-04:00 August 19th, 2019|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Grilling, Side Dishes|9 Comments


  1. Angela August 20, 2019 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I do LOVE tzatiziki! I can’t wait to make my own…YUM, looks so fresh & delicious!!!

  2. Leslie August 19, 2019 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    This recipe looks quite intriguing! I’ve never had tzatziki sauce before but I definitely want to try it now!

  3. Kalee August 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Oh man! I love that I can make Tzatziki sauce at home now! It goes with so many things!

  4. Kelly August 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I love making my own tzatziki, though I always have a hard time spelling it. It’s good on so many things!

  5. Deborah Brooks August 19, 2019 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I love love tzatziki and could eat it by the spoonful! A yummy and super easy way to enjoy it

  6. Abbey Sharp August 19, 2019 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Mmm one of my fave dips! Also love the protein boost from the greek yogurt. Can’t wait to make this

  7. Lisa Ballantyne August 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I absolutely love tzatziki sauce! Thank you for sharing this!

    Can’t wait to hear all about your beach trip!

  8. Cindy Frost August 19, 2019 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Sounds delicious–I’ll make this soon. I did notice that you had zucchini instead of cucumber one place in the instructions!

    • JulieWunder August 19, 2019 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Doh! Thank you- I fixed it. I’ll blame it on twin brain. 🙂 Have a wonderful day.

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