Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce with fresh herbs. Leftovers are an excellent dip for veggies or pita chips and will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Author: Adapted from Cookie+Kate


  • 2 cups grated cucumber about 1 large cucumber
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 medium clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Use a box grater to grate the cucumber, no need to peel or seed. Working with one big handful at a time, lightly squeeze the grated cucumber between your palms over the sink to remove excess moisture. Transfer the squeezed cucumber to a serving bowl, and repeat with the remaining cucumber.
  • Add yogurt, olive oil, herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to the bowl, and stir to blend. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Taste and add additional chopped fresh herbs, lemon juice, or salt, if necessary. Serve tzatziki immediately or chill for later.

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