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Easy Greek Tzatziki Sauce

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Greek tzatziki recipe on countertop in bowl


10 minutes


0 minutes


1 Large Jar or Container, 8 servings

This easy tzatziki recipe is great to have in your back pocket. Whether you are making Greek tzatziki sauce to eat on your vegan gyros, with pita, on chicken souvlaki if you’re not plant-based, or even on sandwiches, this recipe is my go-to for whipping up this delicious Greek dip.

Greek Tzatziki recipe on a plate with fresh cucumber and falafel

Why you’ll love this Greek Tzatziki Sauce recipe:

  • Versatile: Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or none of the above, you can make this recipe to fit your dietary needs
  • Quick: This sauce can be made in 10-minutes or less, super quick & super delicious!
  • Use it on Anything: You can use this sauce on anything. Use it as a dip, spread it on a sandwich, with protein like my vegan gyros, whatever your heart desires


Here is what you will need to make this Tzatziki sauce recipe:

  • Dill
  • Greek yogurt or cream cheese
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Cucumber
  • Olive Oil

Ingredient Notes: 

Olive Oil: Make sure you choose a good quality olive oil. Look for “extra virgin” on the label and avoid anything in a clear bottle since olive oil doesn’t like light!

Yogurt: You can use Greek yogurt, vegan yogurt, or cream cheese here. Whatever you prefer. The consistency will slightly change based on what you choose but any option is delicious.

Dill: I love fresh dill in this recipe as fresh herbs just add a better flavor in my opinion, but this recipe will still be delicious with dry dill if you don’t have fresh on hand. Use one teaspoon of dried dill for every one tablespoon of fresh.

How do you make this tzatziki recipe?

This is probably the easiest thing you’ll make all week. It seriously takes a few small, and easy steps. You’ll wonder why you haven’t been making homemade tzatziki this whole time. Here’s how you do it: 

Fresh cucumber in a bowl for Greek Tzatziki Recipe

Ingredients for Greek Tzatziki recipe in a bowl

Step One: Prepare your ingredients by chopping up your herbs, mincing your garlic, and grate your cucumber. For the cucumber, make sure to squeeze out as much liquid as you can.

Ingredients for Greek Tzatziki Sauce in a bowl

Ingredients for Greek Tzatziki Sauce in a bowl

Step Two: Mix all the ingredients up and voila! That’s seriously it.

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

What should I use this tzatziki sauce on? Here are some great ways you can use this sauce:

How long does this sauce last? It’ll last up to one week in the fridge in a properly sealed container or mason jar.

How do I squeeze cucumbers? There are a few ways you can do this. Some people like to sprinkle salt on them and leave them in a strainer to allow for the water to drain. However, when you don’t have time for that, once you grate the cucumbers, squeeze out the moisture with your hands. Voila!

Let me know your fav way to eat Greek tzatziki in the comments!

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Easy Greek Tzatziki Recipe

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Large Jar or Container, 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Recipes for Beginners, Vegetarian, Sauces and Dressings


This easy Greek tzatziki recipe can be made either vegan or vegetarian, and is perfect to eat with pita, on sandwiches, or however you like your tzatziki!



2 cups greek yogurt or vegan cream cheese or vegan yogurt

1/4 cup fresh dill, roughly chopped

3 cloves of grated garlic

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

juice of 1 lemon

1 cucumber, grated and squeezed to remove any excess liquid

3 tbsp olive oil


Combine every ingredient in a large container and mix to combine.

Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Enjoy with literally anything!

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If you do not have a lemon, you can use white or red vinegar, around 3-4 tbsp.


  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 208
  • Sugar: 2.2
  • Sodium: 476.1
  • Fat: 20
  • Saturated Fat: 11.7
  • Unsaturated Fat: .9
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 4.4
  • Fiber: .3
  • Protein: 3.9
Nikki Prantil

Best tzatziki EVER. you’ll never need to use another recipe again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I completely agree!! Thanks for your love, Nikki!

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