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Quick & Easy Tzatziki Sauce

With less than 10 minutes of hands-on time, this Easy Tzatziki Sauce is a high-protein, yogurt-based dip perfect for making ahead and enjoying all week. Pair with vegetables, soft pitas, or chips for a snack. Plus it makes the perfect topping for a gyro or Greek salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: American, Greek
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 73kcal


  • 1 medium English cucumber
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • teaspoon garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon dill chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • tablespoon extra virgin olive oil plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Using the medium size holes on a box grater shred the cucumber. Place grated cucumber in a metal sieve set over a bowl. Sprinkle with kosher salt and stir. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Squeeze or press out remaining liquid.
  • Place the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and stir together. Serve with vegetables and pita or as a condiment on a gyro.


  • Strain the cucumber for at least 10 minutes and squeeze or press the extra water out of it.
  • Use fresh garlic, lemon juice, and dill.


Serving: 3tablespoon | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg