Greek Tzatziki Sauce

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Greek Tzatziki Sauce

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Greek tzatziki sauce on countertop in bowl

Prep

10 minutes

Yield

1 Large Jar or Container, 8 servings

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

This easy Greek Tzatziki Sauce is great to have in your back pocket. Whether you are making tzatziki 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 dip.

Greek Tzatziki recipe on a plate with fresh cucumber and falafel

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Greek Tzatziki Sauce

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

🍲 Ingredients

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 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.

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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 to Make Greek Tzatziki Sauce

1. Combine every ingredient in a large container and mix to combine
Greek tzatziki recipe on countertop in bowl
2. Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Enjoy with literally anything!

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • How to squeeze a cucumber: 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!


🗒 Substitutions

  • Greek Yogurt: You can use a vegan yogurt or cream cheese substitute
  • Olive Oil: Substitute olive oil for avocado oil if you prefer it


🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

This sauce will last up to one week in the fridge in a properly sealed container or mason jar.

🤔 Common Questions

What is tzatziki?

Also known as tarator or cacik, tzatziki is a dip found in cuisines of Southeast Europe and the Middle East. It’s made with salted, strained yogurt or diluted yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, and olive oil. You sometimes use vinegar or lemon juice, and herbs too. Everyone has their own way they like to make it!

Is tzatziki healthy?

Tzatziki is considered a healthier dip because it’s made with whole, healthy ingredients.

Greek tzatziki sauce with walnut meatballs

Greek Tzatziki Sauce

5 from 32 votes
This easy Greek Tzatziki Sauce can be made either vegan or vegetarian, and is perfect to eat with pita, on sandwiches, or however you like your tzatziki!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Vegan Recipes for Beginners, Sauces and Dressings, Vegan Appetizers, Vegetarian
Servings 1 Large Jar or Container, 8 servings
Calories 208 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups greek yogurt or vegan cream cheese or 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
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Instructions
 

  • 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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Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 8 | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Sodium: 476.1mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2.2g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Chloe Devarennes

Just make it!! I used really high quality Greek yogurt and OMG. Making it weekly to top in ANYTHING. So easy and so so much better than store bought ones and better for you too!

Maria Koutsogiannis

it’s truly the best tzatziki EVER!

Janet L

5 stars
Used 2lbs of thin sliced chicken breasts- marinated for 24 hours. Our sanwiches were delicious but next time I will used a mixture of breast and thighs for added juiciness.

Maria Koutsogiannis

this makes me so happy, thank you so much janet!

Zoe

5 stars
Super flavorful and the perfect amount of garlic. Easy to whip up and goes with everything!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much hunnie! That means a lot to me!

Gabriel

5 stars
Incredible flavor.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much!

Jessica Snelson

5 stars
Best tzatziki I’ve ever had!
This, paired with the pita from this website, is my favourite thing ever to make.
so full of flavour, I can’t recommend this enough

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much Jessica!

Alicia Case

5 stars
Easiest dip to make and can be added to so many things! I made with my chicken gyro bowls and it was a huge hit! Wow, this may be a fridge staple going forward!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love Alicia!!!!

Amanda H

5 stars
Delicious, quick, easy. I’ve swapped out my go-to tzatziki recipe, which had vinegar, for this one; love the lemon.

Maria Koutsogiannis

I would argue this is the best Tzatziki you’ll ever have! I love it so much and have converted everyone I know to it!

McKenzie Lautt

5 stars
Obsessed with this recipe! Literally some of the best tzatziki I’ve ever had😍 Will definitely be keeping this on hand at all times!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much hunnie!!!!

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