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Tzatziki Sauce

This tzatziki sauce is cool and creamy, full of fresh herbs, and ready for your next party! Great when served with veggies, chips, or slathered on a delicious sandwich or wrap.

Tzatziki Sauce in a bowl surrounded by cucumber and pita bread.

Do you need a delicious dip to bring to your next party? 

Well, if you’re a fan of Greek cuisine or love creamy, flavorful dips, then tzatziki should be at the top of your list!

This homemade tzatziki sauce is full of delicious, tangy yogurt, with cool cucumber, fresh herbs (dill, parsley, and mint) bright lemon, and earthy garlic.

Its creamy texture and tangy flavor make it a crowd-pleaser at any gathering, and it’s so easy to prepare, you can a day ahead of time!

Whether you’re using it as a dip for veggies or slathering it in between some fresh pita, you’re going to love this tzatziki dip!

Shredded cucumber, greek yogurt, and herbs on a table.

Ingredients for tzatziki sauce

  • Shredded cucumber – A classic ingredient in tzatziki that will give a slight refreshing crunch!
  • Plain Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt is thick and creamy, perfect for dipping.
  • Lemon juice – Lemon juice will add a burst of freshness to our tzatziki dip.
  • Olive oil – Olive oil is a classic ingredient that will add fruity and savory flavors. 
  • Herbs – Fresh is best! The combination of fresh dill, parsley, fresh mint, 
  • Garlic – Garlic will add earthiness to the tzatziki dip.
  • Kosher salt – Kosher salt is important to help bring out and enhance all of the flavors.
Shredded cucumbers on a paper towel.
Tzatziki Sauce ingredients in a bowl not stirred together.
Tzatziki Sauce in a mixing bowl.

What is Greek yogurt?

Greek yogurt is perfect for tzatziki sauce because it doesn’t add any unnecessary moisture and doesn’t water down the dip.

Greek yogurt is simply yogurt that has been strained to remove the whey, which is what makes it so thick and delicious!

You can find Greek yogurt in the grocery store right next to regular yogurt.

Tzatziki Sauce being scooped up with pita bread.

Where to use tzatziki sauce

There are so many different ways to use tzatziki sauce! 

Here are some of my favorite ways to eat it:

The best cucumber to use

I prefer to use the mini Persian cucumbers because they are thin-skinned, not overly seedy, and super crunchy.  

However, you can use English cucumbers pretty much interchangeably for this tzatziki sauce.

They are equally as thinned-skinned but grow to be much larger than mini cucumbers. 

Tzatziki Sauce topped with fresh dill.

Why use fresh herbs?

Fresh herbs are highly encouraged to be used in tzatziki sauce.

They have a cleaner, brighter flavor, and a crunchy texture.

Dried herbs have a more muted, and slightly bitter flavor to them, and an unpleasant leathery texture. 

I personally find this does not work as well as fresh in a fresh light dip such as this.

Storage and leftovers

Any leftover tzatziki dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Tzatziki Sauce in a bowl with veggies on the side.

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Tzatziki Sauce

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This tzatziki sauce is cool and creamy, full of fresh herbs, and ready for your next party! Great when served with veggies, chips, or slathered on a delicious sandwich or wrap.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups


  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cucumber
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons fresh dill minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint minced
  • 2 cloves garlic grated


  • Spread the shredded cucumber out over a few paper towels and sprinkle over a pinch of kosher salt, about 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Top with a few more paper towels and press out or squeeze out any excess liquid. 
  • Add the cucumber to a large bowl with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, dill, parsley, mint, and garlic.
  • Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper, to taste. 
  • Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 
Course Sauces & Dressings
Cuisine Greek
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

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