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A white bowl with Greek tzatziki along with sliced carrots and celery.
5 from 7 votes

Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

A delicious and healthy Greek sauce to complement any of your grilled needs or veggies. Made with yogurt, garlic and cucumber. 

Course Dressing
Cuisine Greek
Keyword appertizer, cucumber, dip, garlic, gyro, mint, sauce, yogurt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 56 kcal


  • 2 cups yogurt Greek, plain
  • ½ cucumber seedless, peeled and grated fine
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper cracked
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp dill fresh, chopped (optional)
  • 1 dash nutmeg

Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling

mint for garnish - optional


  1. Grate the cucumber with a fine grater.

  2. Place the grated cucumber in a strainer or cheese cloth and gently squeeze down to remove as much water as possible. You should have a moist pulp when done.

  3. In a bowl place the Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, and garlic, then stir to combine.
  4. Add in the cucumber, then stir in the dill, and the nutmeg. Drizzle with olive oil, and top with chopped mint if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.