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Authentic, vegetarian tzatziki sauce full of dill and cucumber is placed in a glass bowl for dipping meatballs, gyros, or falafel.
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Easy Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Greek Tzatziki Sauce is full of creamy yogurt, shredded cucumbers, fresh dill, lemon juice, and garlic.  It's a quick and easy recipe that tastes as authentic as the one served at your favorite Mediterranean restaurant.  This low-carb Greek yogurt sauce pairs well with chicken shish kabobs, turkey meatballs, lamb gyros, or vegan falafel.

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course, sauce
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 35 kcal


  • ¾ seedless cucumber skin on or peeled
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt plain, full-fat, 2%, or non-fat
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. dill fresh finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste


  1. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and then again into quarters so it will fit into the opening of your food processor.

  2. Grate the cucumber in a food processor with a shredding attachment, until you have 1 cup of shredded cucumber.
  3. Let cucumber sit for 5-10 minutes. Wrap shredded cucumber in cheese cloth or a thin dish towel and wring out any excess liquid. You should end up with ½ cup of packed cucumber.
  4. Add cucumber, yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, dill and salt to the bowl of a food processor with an S-shaped blade. Pulse 10-15 times or until ingredients are well incorporated.

  5. Serve Tzatziki sauce with Chicken Shish Kabobs, Greek Turkey Meatballs, or Falafel and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Use a dairy-free yogurt if vegan or avoiding dairy.
  • If you do not have a food processor you can always use a boxed grater to grate your cucumber and a blender to blend it up.
  • Store sauce in the refrigerator between servings. Sauce keeps well for up to a week.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.