Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce is a greek style cold dip commonly served with snacks, pita chips, etc. It is a combination of plain greek yogurt and grated cucumber along with garlic and herbs. So it’s a healthy dip, also enjoy it with your favorite sandwich.

Substitution Options:

  • Hung Curd for Greek Yogurt
  • Mint Leaves for Dill Leaves.

Also try: Green Chutney, Tamarind Chutney or Mint-Coriander Chutney.

Course: Sides

Cuisine: Global Cuisine

Time: Preparation – 10 mins,  Total – 10 mins

Servings: makes around 1 cup.


  1. English Cucumber – 1 small
  2. Plain Greek Yogurt – 3/4 Cup
  3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 tbsp
  4. Garlic Clove – 1 (minced or grated)
  5. Fresh Dill – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  6. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  7. Ground Black Pepper as desired
  8. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Tzatziki Sauce:

  1. Grate cucumber with or without peel. Place the grated cucumber on a kitchen paper towel and leave it for 3-5 mins on a sieve, so that excess moisture is drained. Finally squeeze the excess water as much as you can by pressing it between your palms
  2. Take a bowl. Add greek yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, dill leaves, olive oil, ground black pepper and salt. Mix well
  3. Your Tzatziki Sauce is ready. Refrigerate for around an hour before serving
  4. Enjoy with your favorite snack or sandwich.


  1. Add a pinch or two of salt in grated cucumber and rub it, helps in drawing out most of the moisture
  2. Place greek yogurt on a muslin cloth or on a layer of kitchen paper towels and keep it on a sieve for 5-10 mins so that excess water is drained.


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