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A bowl with tzatziki sauce.

Perfect Tzatziki Sauce

This authentic tzatziki sauce recipe is fresh, creamy and really easy to make.
Course Appetizer, Appetizer-snack, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 80kcal
Author by Jenny Skrapaliori Graves


  • cups greek yogurt
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ bunch of fresh dill finely chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar


  • Grate the cucumber using the large grates of a grater. Place grated cucumber in a colander in the sink. Add a pinch of salt and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Let it rest to release it's liquids for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the yogurt, minced garlic clove, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Mix well.
  • Squeeze the cucumber to release all remaining liquid. Add cucumber to the yogurt mix. Stir well.
  • Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Stir in most of the dill. Mix well and refridgerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Serve with some chopped dill on top and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only an estimate and can vary based on products used.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg