Tzatziki Sauce

I wanted to make a batch of tzatiki sauce for some gyros I was making for dinner. I found an Ina Garten recipe that looked perfect. It took only a few minutes to make and turned out delicious. It was tangy, creamy, and flavorful – I loved the texture. This sauce is great for sandwiches and as a dip for pita chips or veggies and it tasted fantastic in the gyros I made for dinner.

Place the yogurt in a bowl. Grate the cucumber and squeeze the grated cucumber with your hand to remove some of the liquid. Add the cucumber pulp to the yogurt along with the sour cream, lemon juice and zest, vinegar, dill, garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; stir. Place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to serving so flavors have time to mingle. Enjoy.

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Tzatziki Sauce

Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

2 (7 oz) containers of Greek yogurt
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
1/4 cup sour cream
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp minced fresh dill, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Place the yogurt in a bowl. Grate the cucumber and squeeze the grated cucumber with your hand to remove some of the liquid. Add the cucumber pulp to the yogurt along with the sour cream, lemon juice and zest, vinegar, dill, garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste; stir. Place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to serving so flavors have time to mingle. Enjoy.

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18 Responses to “Tzatziki Sauce”

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    Sues — August 12, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    There’s nothing quite like a good tzatziki sauce. I could put it on everything!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — August 12, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

    Oh yum! I bet it was fabulous in your gyros. Delicious!

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    Kris — August 12, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

    Yummy, and refreshing!!!
    XO Kris

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    grace — August 13, 2013 @ 12:48 am

    yum, yum, yum. this is one of my favorite sauces–it’s absolutely the most refreshing combination of ingredients around!

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    Blond Duck — August 13, 2013 @ 4:52 am

    So much better than store bought!

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    Jenn — August 13, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    I love Tzatziki sauce!! It goes well with just about anything!!

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    Timbo — August 13, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    There is no dill in real tzaziki, nor is there sour cream, vinegar or lemon juice. Replace these 4 ingredients with 3-4 tablespoons of the best olive oil you can get your hands on and you have real tzaziki.

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    Jazmin — August 13, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    Sounds delicious!!

    Are you planning on posting the gyros recipe?? I hope so!

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    Marjie — August 13, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    It’s always great to find a way to make something you like and don’t use all the time from ingredients on hand! Excellent work.

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    Jovina Coughlin — August 13, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    Excellent sauce and my favorite brand of yogurt.

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    gloria — August 13, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    thid look delicious Pam!

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    Joanne — August 13, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make tzatziki to use up some of the FIVE MILLION TONS of cucumbers the.boy’s mom has been gifting us! Perfect timing.

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    Laura — August 13, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    Oooo this looks great. Wonderful ingredients!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — August 13, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

    I love tzatziki sauce, it it so good on gyros.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 14, 2013 @ 2:23 am

    This is the staple sauce in our house. We LOVE it with almost anything!

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    Kim in MD — August 14, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    We love this sauce on so many things. I can’t wait to try your version, Pam!

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    Rhonda — August 14, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    my husband loves this sauce, and he likes a little bit of chopped red onion in it for a twist sometimes.

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    Alana — August 18, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    I love it! I like to add some cayenne pepper to give it some kick!

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