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 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
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.
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That sauce looks amazing! I LOVE tzatziki sauce! Thanks for the recipe!
Thanks! I make this at least once a month, it’s one of my favorite snack foods!
The plain is my favorite since I eat it as is with a touch of honey and also use it in cooking. I am looking forward to trying this sauce. Thanks for the recipe.
Agreed, I buy plain yogurt by the truck load, and use it in baking and cooking all the time!
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
OOH Cinnamon Hazelnut yogurt?! That sounds amazing! And this recipe is making me hungry!
right, the cinnamon hazelnut is amazing (so it the tzatziki sauce)
The cinnamon hazelnut sounds delish!
it is! SOOOO good!
GARLIC. Anything GARLIC!! 😀
Mmmmm Garlic makes everything better!
aimee @ like mother like daughter
Mmm I love tzatziki sauce but I’m usually lazy and its just cucumber and salt added. Yours looks so delicious!
it’s TOTALLY worth the extra bit of work!
I LOVE Tillamook! The Honey Peach sounds really great, but I also love tzatziki sauce, so I can’t wait to try this recipe! Maybe with a little grilled chicken….mmmmmm.
Tillamook is the BEST, and Tzatziki sauce would be GREAT with grilled chicken!
This looks delicious! I’d love to try it….right now!
It is SO delicious! Let me know what you think if you ever try it. It’s one of my all time favorites
The Washington Raspberry sounds great! I would like to try any of them, really!
This looks AMAZING. I’m coming over!
anytime! I love feeding visitors!
Emily @ Two Purple Couches
This sauce sounds delicious, as do most of the Tillamook flavors! I usually go for fruit flavors first, so the blueberry, strawberry and raspberry all sound delicious!
Everything tastes amazing. Although I totally expected that from Tillamook! My favorite is probably the raspberry!
Cristin @ Eve of Reduction
Oww, I want to try the Cinnamon hazelnut!
It’s REALLY good!
This looks so yummy!! My whole family will love this Tzatziki sauce recipe – thanks for sharing!
You are so welcome. I hope you guys love it!
Mrs Major Hoff
Oh–how I love Tillamook yogurt. They don’t sell it in Texas (I can find cheese and a few odd things), but when we lived in Oregon I always ate the vanilla one. I really miss it!
Where in TX? I used to live in Dallas and Houston (and miss them both!) AND Oregon (was raised there from 2-17). So you’ve lived in all the best places!
I absolutely LOVE tzatziki!
Me too! Let me know what you think of this recipe if you try it!