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Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

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Tzatziki Sauce recipe say that three times as fast as you can! Ha..that is definitely a tongue twister. Tzatziki Sauce is delicious dill flavored sauce you will find on a Gyro or can use as a dip, too. You may also hear it called, Gyro Sauce.

My version is not just easy to make it’s also really delicious and perfect for sharing. If you need a great dipping recipe, sauce for your next Gyro recipe, or you just want some to add to salads, sandwiches, and more…you’ve got to try out this homemade tzatziki sauce recipe!

You’ll love using this recipe for with your meals but also as a dip! It’s great with veggies, pitas, crackers, and even pretzels!

Another great dip recipe to try is my Weight Watchers Dill Dip, it’s flavorful and light. Perfect for the summer months!

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pin showing the finished tzatziki sauce ready to eat.

This Tzatziki sauce recipe was crafted by my hubby. Each time he creates it, it seems to taste better. When we use it as a topping on Gyros, he usually makes it the night before or early in the morning, so all the flavors have time to blend together. It has just a bit of tang, adding the perfect topping to a Gyro.

Tzatziki Sauce

We like garlic. Thus we use fresh and powder in this recipe. Use as a sauce on gyros or your favorite sandwich. A great dip for pita chips or fresh veggies. If you don’t like your sauce so garlic flavored you can cut back to either just fresh or the powdered. Either way it will turn out great!

Is this a traditional tzatziki sauce?

Yes and no. While it has a lot of the same ingredients as a “traditional” tzatziki sauce we are not Greek or even mediterranean. I wouldn’t presume to be able to make an authentic tzatziki sauce, this is our version and it’s SO good.

If you are looking for an easy way to make a tasty dill sauce at home for gyro’s or dipping, this is the one! Give it a try and see how you like it. It might inspire you to try some other Mediterranean recipes like this Weight Watchers Mediterranean Salad, or a Greek Salad in a Jar!

Tzatziki Sauce with pita chips make a great appetizer.

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

This recipe starts with simple fresh ingredients. Garlic, cucumber, onion, mayo, sour cream and my favorite, dill! You can mix and store all in the same bowl, what could be easier??

A close up of the finished tzatziki sauce ready to eat.

How to make homemade tzatziki sauce:

If you are wondering if this is a difficult recipe to make, let me clear that up right now: no! This recipe is super simple. You’ll see below that it really takes almost no time to prepare this recipe. Once the cucumbers are ready you can mix and refrigerate until it’s ready!

Sprinkle salt on cucumber chunks and let sit for 5 – 10 mins.

Dice cucumber on a cutting board so they are finer and push down slightly to remove water. You can also grate them with a box grater.

Finished tzatziki sauce ready to eat.

Carefully scoop cucumber in to a mixing bowl while leaving water behind.

Combine the cucumber with the onion, yogurt, sour cream, mayo garlic, garlic powder and dill using a spatula, spoon, or whisk.

Tzatziki Sauce is made with simple fresh ingredients.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Add additional salt to taste.

Yield: 12 Servings

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

A close up of the finished tzatziki sauce ready to eat.

We like garlic. Thus we use fresh and powder in this recipe. Use this homemade tzatziki sauce as a sauce on gyros or your favorite sandwich. A great dip for pita chips or fresh veggies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and cut into small chunks
  • ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayo
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1½ teaspoons chopped fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle salt on cucumber chunks and let sit for 5 - 10 mins.
  2. Dice cucumber finer and push down slightly to remove water.
  3. Carefully scoop cucumber in to a bowl while leaving water behind.
  4. Combine the cucumber with the onion, yogurt, sour cream, mayo garlic, garlic powder and dill.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  6. Add additional salt to taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 57Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 10mgSodium 77mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 2g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

Tzatziki Sauce with pita chips is the bomb!

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Lisa

Monday 4th of January 2021

That looks delicious!

Sandra dickson

Thursday 17th of December 2020

I'm trying to figure out why a serving has 663 calories and where are the 20gms of carbs coming from?

Michele Brosius

Friday 18th of December 2020

I am pretty sure that calculation is based on the whole recipe. Since the sauce isn't really a serving but a topping. Thanks!

kay

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Hi, are you including the pita in your carb count or just the sauce alone?

Michele Brosius

Monday 27th of July 2020

No. Only the sauce. Thanks

joanne singer

Monday 22nd of July 2019

MY DAUGHTER MAKES GREAT TZATZIKI ABUT GREEK YOGURT ONLY DILL AND LEMON WHAT SHE LEARNED FROM 25 YEARS IN GREECE FROM HER MOTHER IN LAW

Michele Brosius

Thursday 25th of July 2019

Thank you. I need to add fresh lemon too.

Diana Bowens

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

I think the recipe was easy and a great substitute for the jar Tzatziki. It fits the bill for my taste buds. I just added a little more garlic and wasn't sure what a medium cucumber was so I added as much as like.

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