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homemade tzatziki sauce in a bowl with pita chips

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe (yogurt cucumber sauce!)

This easy homemade tzatziki recipe is a healthy Greek inspired sauce also known as yogurt cucumber sauce. Made with greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, cucumber and fresh dill. Perfect for serving on greek kabobs, gyros, greek salads or with pita chips or carrot sticks for dipping!
Course Dip, Gluten Free, Sauce, Snack
Keyword homemade tzatziki sauce recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 32 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 cup 2% or whole milk plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and shredded (about 3/4 cup shredded cucumber)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Mix together the Greek yogurt, fresh lemon juice, garlic, cucumber and dill in a medium-sized bowl until well combined. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with pita chips, in a gyro, on a sandwich, in greek salads or with carrot sticks. Makes 6 servings.

Recipe Notes

I recommend using a thick plain whole milk or 2% greek yogurt so that the cucumber doesn't water down the yogurt too much.

It doesn't hurt to squeeze your cucumber of excess moisture before adding it to the bowl with the greek yogurt.

Use fresh garlic in this recipe. You can either grate or finely mince the garlic.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe (yogurt cucumber sauce!)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (about 3 tablespoons))
Calories 32 Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.9g1%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Carbohydrates 2.5g1%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 1.8g2%
Protein 3.8g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.