I received a sample box of Tillamook greek yogurt to try, all opinions are my own
I love Greek food, LOVE it. So naturally I love Tzatziki sauce. I love to make Gyro’s, Greek Salad and I’m currently working on a Greek Burger. So I’ve made like 4 batches of this recently while I’m recipe testing! Mmmm
This recipe is based off of a THICK greek yogurt, if your yogurt isn’t thick enough you’ll need to strain it for awhile. It all depends on how thick you like your sauce.
You can either use a tea towel, gather and tie it to a wooden spoon over a bowl, or I find it easier to use a few paper towels in my pasta strainer over a bowl.
Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
- 1 1/2 C greek yogurt*
- 1 medium cucumber
- pinch of kosher salt
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp red wine vinegar
- 5-6 mint leaves minced - more or less depending on your preference
peel and de-seed the cucumber then grate - place the grated cucumber in a tea towel, gather the ends and squeeze to remove the liquid
You can either just stir all the ingredients together (in this case be sure to mince the mint leaves well)
OR place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend - you can blend a little or a lot depending on the texture you want in the end.
refrigerate and let the flavors develop together.
serve with pita bread triangles or on top of gyros
Recipe Notes*if you don't have access to greek yogurt you can place plain yogurt in a tea towel, gather then ends and tie to a wooden spoon and hang over a bowl overnight in the fridge - this will thicken the yogurt to the thickness needed
If you didn’t strain your greek yogurt it will still taste amazing, but it will be runnier. I like to strain mine and end up with a thicker version. But it’s totally a personal preference.