All ingredients for homemade Tzatziki sauce in a glass mixing bowl

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

An easy and fresh Tzatziki sauce recipe that can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Delicious as a dip for veggies, meatballs, kebabs, or pita bread, or drizzled over gyros, power bowls, sandwiches, and more.

Prep: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup 1x


  • ½ cup grated English cucumber, squeezed to remove water*
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix gently to combine.
  2. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Can be made up to three days ahead. Stir again before serving.  


*To remove water from the cucumber, place grated cucumber between a double layer of kitchen towels or paper towels. Press firmly to absorb liquid. The water doesn’t need to be completely absorbed, just enough so that the cucumber doesn’t water down the sauce. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 28
  • Fat: 2 g
  • (Sat Fat: 0 g)
  • Sodium: 79 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 1 g
  • (Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 1 g)
  • Protein: 2 g


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Stacie Hassing

5 Secrets to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Delivered right to your inbox!