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  • Author: Chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4


This Authentic Tzatziki Sauce (Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce) is always a hit! Learn everything you need to know about how to make Tzatziki Sauce from scratch. Use it as a dip or as a spread on sandwiches or gyros.


  • Cucumber( peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and shredded)- 1
  • Greek yogurt- 1 cup
  • Extra virgin olive oil- 2 tbsp.
  • Fresh mint/ dill ( finely chopped)-2 tbsp.
  • Garlic clove( minced)-1
  • Salt and black pepper- to taste
  • Sumac- 1/4 tsp or as needed to garnish


  1. Toss the cucumber with 1/2 tsp salt* in colander and let drain for 20 min. You can use the cheesecloth to squeeze the cucumber as well.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk yogurt, olive oil fresh mint/dill and garlic; stir in the drained cucumber.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 1- 2 hours. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
  4. tzatziki recipe


Makes about 2 cups

* Shredding and salting the cucumber eliminates excess moisture and results in a thick Tzatziki.

Tzatziki sauce recipe
You can store the Tzatziki sauce up to 2 days.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dips
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean