Yield: 6 servings

Tzatziki Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

A deliciously easy Greek yogurt sauce to add freshness and flavor to all your favorite Mediterranean dishes! Tzatziki Sauce adds the best finishing touch to pita sandwiches, salads and wraps.


  • 1 cup Greek plain yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, diced (about 1 ½ cup)
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Greek seasoning


    1. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
    2. Store in refrigerator and allow to sit for 4 or more hours.
    3. You can also put it in a coffee filter and mesh colander all day to allow the excess moisture drain out.


  • Be sure to dice your cucumber and onion SMALL! I've used red onions here before as well as yellow onions and white onions. They're all delicious in this sauce.
  • Letting the sauce marinate for several hours allows the flavors of the garlic, onion and cucumber to fully saturate the yogurt. The spices settle in and mingle with everything else to give this yogurt sauce a complex and deeply satisfying flavor.
  • This sauce definitely needs at least four hours to reach its best flavor. I actually like to make this the night before and let it "marinate" over night in the fridge. Or if I'm planning on using it for dinner, I'll make it first thing in the morning and let the sauce chill all day long. No time for that? No worries. You can eat the sauce right away if you need to. It'll still taste great!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 669mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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