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We have a really easy recipe for Homemade Tzatziki Sauce that is amazing. This homemade sauce is great for dipping, on sandwiches, or on your grilled chicken. Tzatziki Sauce is rich and creamy and is sure to enhance any meal.

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If you can toss a few ingredients in a bowl and mix them, you can make this! We make this delicious Crock Pot Beef Gyros Recipe and Instant Pot Beef Gyro Recipe for an easy weeknight dinner.

This homemade tzatziki sauce really takes gyros to the next level and everyone loves them. The tzatziki sauce is so wonderful and Easy Mediterranean Recipe. The sauce is rich and creamy and really tastes authentic.

Why We Love This Recipe

This Gyro tzatziki sauce is loaded with flavor and is made with simple ingredients. Use this homemade sauce in many delicious dishes. Serve over greek salad or serve with Greek Meatballs.

This is the Best Tzatziki Recipe.


Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients - Greek Yogurt, cucumber, dill, salt, pepper, garlic
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Grated Cucumber
  • Dried Dill or Fresh Dill
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
  • Minced Garlic

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Variations Ideas

  • Garlic – Feel free to substitute the minced garlic for garlic cloves.
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – You can also add in olive oil with lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Fresh Herbs – You can also add in fresh herbs to the sauce for added flavor.
  • Fresh Mint – You can even top with some fresh mint.
  • Sour Cream – You can substitute sour cream for the Full Fat Greek yogurt in this recipe. Other variations also include lemon juice and olive oil. Feel free to use what you prefer or have on hand.

How to Make Tzatziki Sauce

  • Step 1 – Measure out your spices and minced garlic.
  • Step 2 – Get a serving bowl and place the Greek Yogurt and the shredded squeezed cucumber in the bowl.
Combining the ingredients in a bowl
  • Step 3 – Add the Minced Garlic to the yogurt and cucumber.
  • Step 4 – Sprinkle in the spices in the bowl.
Combined sauce in a bowl with a spoon
  • Step 5 – Make sure everything is mixed together really good. It is so easy to make this sauce!
  • Step 6 – Store the tzatziki sauce in the fridge until ready to serve. 

Recipe Tips

  • Cucumbers – We prefer to use an English cucumber in this recipe. The yogurt and cucumber blend together for a finer consistency if you use an English cucumber. The seeds are smaller and we just prefer the taste. But use what you prefer. We recommend using a box grater to grate the cucumbers.
  • Cucumber Moisture – You can put the cucumbers on a paper towel or cheesecloth to drain as much liquid as you can so that the sauce will be thicker.
  • Greek Yogurt – We used regular full fat yogurt but you can swap it out for low fat yogurt to modify the tzatziki sauce nutrition.  The Greek yogurt is good either way.

It comes together so easily that you really don’t need a food processor. You can mix this together in minutes.

Close up image of a jar of Tzatziki Sauce.

How to Use Tzatziki Sauce

Our favorite way to use homemade tzatziki sauce is on gyros.

There are so many other great ways to use homemade tzatziki.

  • You as a dip for cut up vegetables.
  • Dip chips, pita chips or crackers into tzatziki sauce.
  • Make kabobs and use this as a dipping sauce.
  • Serve with grilled chicken or on a wraps.
  • You can also spread the Greek Tzatziki Sauce on burgers or on pita bread.
  • Use on salad as a salad dressing. If it’s too thick, you can thin it a little.

Close up image of a jar of Tzatziki Sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does homemade tzatziki last?

It will last 3-4 days in the fridge. The flavors merry and the sauce is even more delicious.
I actually try to keep some in the fridge because it makes such a great veggie dip as well. You might want to double the recipe if you like it as much as we do!

What can I use instead of Tzatziki?

Hummus is a great alternative for Tzatziki. It has the same texture and appears as Tzatziki. The flavor is very similar as well. Hummus is best substitute for Tzatziki.

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Homemade Tzatziki sauce

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We have a really easy recipe for homemade tzatziki sauce that is amazing. Learn how to make tzatziki sauce and see just how easy and delicious it is!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Greek
Course Sauces
Calories 23


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup diced cucumber seeded and shredded
  • 1 tbsp dried dill (2 Tbsp fresh dill)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper


  • In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the TZATZIKI sauce.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Serve on your chicken or beef gyros.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 23kcal, Carbohydrates 2g, Protein 4g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 2mg, Sodium 110mg, Potassium 77mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 16IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 40mg, Iron 1mg

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