Tzatziki sauce in my home

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Tzatziki sauce can be used as an appetizer or a side dish. It’s a very simple and refreshing recipe created with yogurt, garlic and cucumbers. Here is a recipe that I usually make at our home and it is inspired by original Greek recipe.

Tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki sauce recipe. Inspired by traditional Greek recipe with cucumbers and yogurt.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine gluten free, vegetarian
Servings 2 person(s)
Calories 222 kcal


  • 2 long or 4 small cucumbers
  • 170 g Greek yogurt
  • 0.5 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper


Instructions tzatziki sauce

  • Wash and peel the cucumbers. Grate them into a bowl on a grater with large holes. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, stir and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Next, take the cucumbers in your hands and squeeze to eliminate the excess of water. Discard the cucumber juice and add minced garlic, yogurt, cumin seeds and lemon juice into the cucumber mash. Add some pepper and mix.
  • Let the tzatziki sauce rest in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes before serving. Taste and add more salt if necessary.


Inspired by traditional Greek recipe.
The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 2personsCalories: 222kcal
Keyword cold appetizer, cucumber, easy appetizer, garlic, Greek yogurt, lemon, traditional recipe
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you love Greek recipes I think you should also check my Zymaropita – original Greek zucchini savory pie.

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