Easy Greek Tzatziki

Easy Greek Tzatziki

Greek Tzatziki is quick and easy to make and is perfect served with grilled pita bread as an easy meze/appetizer or served with grilled meat for dinner. 
Course Appetizer, Gluten free, Vegeterian
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Greek Tzatziki, Tzatziki sauce
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 81kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 1 large` cucumber grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups thick plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced (some garlic packs more punch than others so start with one and add more if necessary)
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (can be substituted with lemon juice)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Mix the grated cucumber with a teaspoon of salt and set in a colander over a bowl/basin to drain for 20 minutes. Squeeze as much of the water out of the cucumber as possible. 
  • Combine the strained cucumber with the Greek yogurt, herbs, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, oil and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Mix well and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with pita bread or as a side for grilled meat or chicken. 


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 141mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 0.1mg