Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Made with yogurt, cucumber and mint Tzatziki sauce is easy to make and a great addition to any greek dinner.
Course sauce
Cuisine Greek
Keyword tzatziki sauce
Servings 8 servings
Calories 33kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 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 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


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg