Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt sauce made with cucumber and garlic. Tzatziki is most commonly known as the sauce on Gyros but is great for lots of other things. It’s a wonderful appetizer with grilled pita and goes well with roasted or grilled chicken or lamb.

A couple of our other favorite Greek dishes that can be turned into a delicious dinner with some grilled pita and this Tzatziki are Roasted Greek Chicken and Greek Farmer’s Salad.

Tzatziki is a Greek sauce made with yogurt and cucumber


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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • Start by washing the cucumber and grating it skin and all. You can use a food processor or a hand grater with large holes. Squeeze the grated cucumber with your hands to drain off the excess water.
  • Mix the cucumber, yogurt, garlic powder, olive oil, and lemon juice together. Serve cold.
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