Tzatziki Recipe – A creamy sauce with greek yogurt & cucumbers

Tzatziki sauce
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 20 mins
Servings 3

Tzatziki is a creamy Greek yogurt sauce with cucumbers and fresh garlic that is a perfect accompaniment to many Mediterranean dishes, sandwiches, pita bread, or your favorite vegetables!

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (I used whole milk greek yogurt)
  • 3 teaspoons Dill- finely chopped
  • 1 English cucumber - thinly grated (seedless variety)
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 4 teaspoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  1. Tzatziki Sauce
    • Remove stems from dill and chop finely
    • Grate or mince cucumber – If you grate it, make sure to squeeze and strain the juice
    • Mince Garlic
    • Add the Greek yogurt to a mixing bowl
    • Add dill, cucumber, and garlic
    • Add Lemon juice,(Optional - cumin powder), salt, and extra virgin olive oil
    • Adjust salt as needed
    • Mix well

    Serve with Pita bread, falafels, or gyros


Use Extra Virgin olive oil only – This is the highest quality of olive oil that has lower acidity content. It is considered the best simply because it retains most of the natural flavor and aroma. Also, this is the most commonly used type of olive oil for health purposes.   

Keywords: Vegetarian, Sauce, Mediterranean, Egg Free, Yogurt, Dill
Vinay Mummigatti

I love traveling, cooking, and reading. This blog is a reflection of my passion for cooking. Food is a representation of culture and I have tried to assimilate foods from different cultures across the world. I am an Indian by birth who moved to the USA 20 years back. I hope my recipes and articles bring new experiences and joy to the readers. Please share your comments and feedback.