This Authentic Tzatziki Sauce (Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce) is SO easy to make! Use as a dip, as a spread on sandwiches or gyros, or mix into chicken or tuna salad.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated
2 cups Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (more if needed)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1 small lemon)
Place the grated cucumber in a mesh sieve over a bowl. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and gently toss together. Place a clean towel on top of the cucumbers, with a heavy can (or something similar) on top to weigh it down. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the yogurt, salt, olive oil, garlic, dill, and lemon juice together in a medium bowl.
Place the cucumber in a clean kitchen towel and wring it out. Get it as dry as you can!
Mix the grated cucumber into the yogurt mixture. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Serve drizzled with more extra-virgin olive oil and garnished with fresh herbs if desired. Enjoy with pita bread, pita chips, and/or crudités, or as a spread on sandwiches or tacos.
Mint (fresh or dried), chives, or other herbs can be used in addition to or in place of the dill if you prefer.
This tzatziki sauce can me made up to 24 hours in advance and kept in an airtight container in your refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
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