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This Homemade Tzatziki recipe (a Greek sauce or dip made from yogurt and cucumbers) is super fresh, creamy and healthy.  Bonus: it's easy and cheap to make!  Enjoy it as a sandwich spread, salad dressing, a snack dip, on chicken or Greek meatballs.  It's delicious!
Homemade Tzatziki - (Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce and Dip)
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
This Homemade Tzatziki recipe (a Greek sauce or dip made from yogurt and cucumbers) is super fresh, creamy and healthy.  Bonus: it's easy and cheap to make!  Enjoy it as a sandwich spread, salad dressing, a snack dip, on chicken or Greek meatballs.  It's delicious!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek-Inspired
Keyword: dip recipes, greek recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 63 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
  • 2 field cucumbers (or 1 large English cucumber)
  • 2 cups plain yogurt (you can use Greek yogurt if you want, but if you already have regular yogurt I would just use that)
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill (I used fresh dill that I had frozen)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (I also keep extra in my freezer)
  • 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel cucumbers and scrape out the seeds.  Use the large holes on a box grater to shred the cucumbers.
  2. If you have a sieve, put the grated cucumber in it over a plate or bowl and use a large spoon to press the extra juice out.  Leave it there to drain while you prepare the rest of the recipe.  If you don't have a sieve you could just squeeze the water out with your hands.
  3. Chop dill and mince garlic.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, combine plain yogurt, the shredded cucumber, dill, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper.  Stir well to combine and let sit at least 30 minutes before eating, so flavours can meld.
  5. Enjoy! :)
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Tzatziki - (Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce and Dip)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.