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tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki Sauce with Greek Yogurt

This is a recipe for low calorie and high protein dip or sauce. It can be served as an appetizer or side dish. It goes well with gyros or grilled meats.
Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigeration 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 3
Calories 76 kcal


  • 200 g 5% greek yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ lemon
  • ½ tbs fresh dill
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Strain yogurt by leaving it on a sieve for at least 30 minutes
  • Peel cucumber and remove seeds
  • Grate cucumber
  • Season lightly with salt and set aside on a sieve to release liquid
  • To strained yogurt add garlic
  • Zest half of the lemon and squeeze the juice
  • Add dill, salt and pepper and mix
  • Add cucumber after squeezing all the liquid out of it
  • Chill for at least an hour before serving
Keyword tzatziki, tzatziki dip, tzatziki sauce