This Greek Tzatziki Sauce recipe is super easy to make and tastes just as good as the kind served at your favorite Greek restaurant! It’s a great gluten-free, low-carb, and ketogenic recipe that pairs well with shish kabobs, gyros, or falafel!
Greek Tzatziki Sauce Recipe + Grilled Chicken Shish Kabobs
For those of you that are around Evolving Table often you may have noticed a cameo appearance from this tzatziki sauce recipe a few days ago in these Greek Chicken Shish Kabobs photos.
Seriously… these two recipes are a match MADE in heaven and one should not be made without the other.
Unless, of course, you are making homemade pita bread and stuffing it with falafel, then this homemade tzatziki sauce would taste great with that, too.
Ok, let’s be real… this easy tzatziki sauce will taste great on just about anything or all by itself. <– TOTALLY guilty, here!
What is Tzatziki Sauce?
Tzatziki sauce is Greek in origin and typically consists of yogurt, cucumbers, and garlic.
Yup! There are actually cucumbers in authentic tzatziki sauce!
While cucumbers do not have a ton of flavor, they do help give the tzatziki sauce a nice texture and help lower the caloric density.
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce?
The first thing you will need to do when making this easy tzatziki sauce recipe is to gather up your ingredients.
Here are the ingredients you will need for this Greek tzatziki sauce recipe:
- Greek yogurt – feel free to use the non-fat or 2%. My personal preference is the 2%!
- Cucumbers – make sure to get seedless English cucumbers. The last thing you want is to have your tzatziki sauce full of seeds!
- Garlic – gives this sauce a subtle punch.
- Lemon juice – freshens up the recipe a bit.
- Dill – absolutely necessary to give it the best flavor!
- Olive Oil + Salt
Kitchen Tools for a Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
Now that you have all of your necessary ingredients, let’s talk about a few kitchen gadgets you will need when making this homemade tzatziki sauce.
The best kitchen tool to use is a food processor that has both a grating attachment as well as an S-blade.
You will use the grating attachment to grate your cucumber and the S-blade to mix up the Tzatziki sauce.
How Long Can You Keep Fresh Tzatziki Sauce?
Typically, homemade tzatziki sauce will last for up to a week if kept refrigerated properly.
After a few days in the refrigerator your tzatziki sauce may begin to separate. You can either drain out the liquid or give it a good stir and serve away!
How Can You Evolve this Easy Tzatziki Sauce Recipe?
Honestly, I would not change up this recipe too much, but here are a few ingredients you can swap out if you don’t have the others on hand.
- You can use cucumbers with seeds, but be sure to remove the seeds before grating!
- Feel free to try non-fat Greek yogurt instead of the 2% Greek yogurt.
- Lime juice will substitute for the lemon juice without too much effect on taste.
Easy Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
This Tzatziki Sauce recipe is super easy to make and tastes just as good as the kind served at your favorite Greek restaurant! It's a great gluten-free, low-carb, and ketogenic recipe, too!
- In a food processor with a shredding attachment, grate a seedless English cucumber until you have 1 cup of grated cucumber. Let cucumber sit for 20 minutes and then drain excess water out.*
- Add cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, yogurt, salt, olive oil, and fresh dill to the bowl of a food processor with an S-blade attached. Pulse 10-15 times or until ingredients are well incorporated.
- Serve Tzatziki sauce with Grilled Greek Chicken Shish Kabobs.
- Store sauce in the refrigerator between servings. Sauce keeps well for up to a week.