Tzatziki Sauce

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Have you ever heard of Tzatziki sauce? My first time ever hearing about it and trying it was when my mom made it for me one summer. I remember at first thinking, what is this going to be like? Then realizing it was the most amazing sauce…ever.

Tzatziki sauce is apart of the cuisines of Southeast Europe and the Middle East. Most commonly it has yogurt, cucumbers, dill, salt, oil, and an acid like lemon juice or vinegar. While you can sometimes buy it in a store, I’ll tell you it’s super easy to make on your own!

What do you eat with Tzatziki Sauce

Personally, I love dipping crackers or pita chips into the Tzatziki sauce. Especially if I have the dill, olive oil, and sea salt Triscuits. Those on their own are delicious. Other things you can eat with Tzatziki sauce could be

  • Tuna mixed in and then enjoy on whole grain toast or a salad
  • Use it as a marinade for chicken and serve with veggies and brown rice on the side
  • A bowl meal using quinoa or cous cous, veggies, a protein and the sauce on top
  • Spread on toasted naan (another personal favorite)
  • As a dip for falafel

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How do you make Tzatziki Sauce

You’re in luck! I’ve made this one myself and it is delicious. Enjoy it fresh or you can freeze it as well. I’ve frozen it in a container, placed plastic wrap over the sauce so that it is touching the sauce and then place the lid on top.

glass jar with simple tzatziki sauce in it and produce and crackers in the background

Simple Tzatziki Sauce in Two Steps

This is a refreshing and delicious, two step Simple Tzatziki Sauce. It will go perfect with your next veggie tray or mixed in with tuna served with whole grain crackers. This sauce is so versatile and easy to make you'll wonder why you haven’t made it before!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: simple tzatziki sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1.5 cups
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Jessi Holden, MS, RDN

Ingredients

  • 2 mini cucumbers or half to one whole cucumber
  • 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice taste as you mix it together and see if you need more lemon
  • 3 tbsp freeze dried dill fresh is great too if you have it!
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste add it in, mix and then taste and see if it needs more

Instructions

  • Shred the mini cucumbers. If using a regular cucumber, slice it in half length wise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds prior to shredding. Skin can be left on or removed per preference.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl
  • Serve with naan, vegetables, use as a marinade, spread on a wrap or sandwich, as a dressing, or any other way you think of!

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Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 0.3mg

If you want a better guide for how to make Tzatziki sauce you can watch my video below. It’s my first one on my new Youtube channel so your support would mean the world to me! Please be sure to like it, comment, and subscribe.

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