Tzatziki sauce is a creamy sauce that has a delicious flavor and crunch that can add to a large variety of foods. This simple homemade tzatziki sauce recipe is naturally gluten free, low carb and is ready in no time. With only 7 simple ingredients, this Greek-inspired sauce is easy it is to make right at home and can always be ready when the need arises.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Easy: When you’re making a homemade sauce of any kind, you want it to be simple. This tzatziki sauce is about as easy as it gets!
- Fast: If you need some tzatziki sauce in a pinch and you’re making your own it’s gotta be quick and this homemade recipe takes almost no time.
- Simple ingredients: You don’t want complicated ingredients for your sauce staples if you’re making them yourself. The benefit of making your own sauce is that you control the ingredients, and this Tzatziki is both gluten-free and low carb!
- Use it anywhere: Tzatziki sauce is the perfect creamy addition to so many different types of meals. It’s great on baked or grilled chicken, as a topping on a Greek salad or bowl, drizzled over Greek meatballs, and so much more! Use it for dipping veggies or as a spread on a sandwich or wrap.
Ingredients to Make Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
To make your homemade tzatziki sauce, you will need 1 cup of diced or shredded cucumber. You’ll do this by first slicing the cucumber in half lengthwise and removing the seeds from the inside of the of the cucumber. Shred or finely dice the cucumber until you have 1 cup.
You will also need one and a half cup of Greek yogurt. The remaining ingredients include two tablespoons of chopped dill, olive oil, two teaspoons of chopped parsley, and two teaspoons of minced garlic. Lastly, squeeze the juice from 1 lemon (this will be around two tablespoons), or simply use 2 tablespoons of bottled lemon juice. Keep salt and pepper on hand to fine tune the sauce to your tastes!
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce
Start the tzaziki sauce by scooping out the seeds of the cucumber and discarding. Then, dice or shred the cucumber and add it into a mixing bowl.
Note: I prefer finely diced for this but shredded works very well if you want a smoother tzatziki sauce. Dice the cucumber larger for a chunkier sauce with more of a crunch to it.
Next, add all of the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir it together until it’s well combined. Once the sauce ingredients are incorporated together give it a taste.
Add any extra garlic and salt and or pepper as necessary to dial it in to your tastes. When it is tuned to your liking, cover and refrigerate until serving.
Serving and Storing Instructions
Refrigerate this sauce until you are ready to serve it up. Use it in our chicken gyro bowl recipe and anywhere tzatziki sauce makes sense or simply have it as a snack as a veggie dip for cucumber or carrots! With such an easy and quick recipe you can whip up a batch and experiment and use your homemade tzatziki sauce everywhere.
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This recipe is super easy and I recommend just making it and using it over the next few days. It will be just fine refrigerated for about 5 days if you’re not using it immediately, or have any leftovers. Prior to storing in the refrigerator, make sure it’s in an airtight container with a lid.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you eat tzatziki sauce with?
You can mix it up and try it in a ton of ways. Tzatziki sauce is perfect for dipping raw veggies such as carrots, broccoli, raddish and celery as a snack. It’s also great with gyros, wraps, quinoa bowls, rice or orzo bowls, chicken skewers, grilled chicken, or meatballs, salads, on salmon, with lamb chops and so much more. With this easy recipe you can whip up a batch and try it anywhere you want a creamy sauce with a little crunch and flavor.
How do you pronounce tzatziki sauce?
The number one question asked about tzatziki sauce is how do you pronounce it. It is pronounced tsah-see-key with a “zza” at the beginning. Now you know!
What does tzatziki mean in Greek?
Tzatziki means “herb mixture” and is derived from the Persian word “zhazh.”
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- 1 cup diced or shredded cucumber, seeds scooped out and discarded from the inside before dicing or shredding
- 1.5 cups Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chopped dill
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- Juice from 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons), plus 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- Pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
- Dice or shred the cucumber.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.
- Taste the sauce and add any additional garlic, salt or pepper to taste.
- Dice the cucumber larger for a chunkier tzatziki sauce with more of a crunch.
- Dice the cucumber more finely for a smoother sauce.
- Shred the cucumber for the smoothest tzatziki sauce.
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