easy tzatziki sauce with an olive, oil drizzled on top, and pita bread

Tzatziki Recipe

Tzatziki is the creamy, garlicky, and refreshing Greek dip that goes with everything! Once you make it at home, you won't want to buy it from the grocery store anymore. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Greek tzatziki sauce, how to make tzatziki, tzatziki recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 50 kcal
Author Natasha Bull


  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt see note
  • 1/2 English cucumber grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Olive oil for drizzling on top
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Grate the cucumber using the large holes in a box grater. You can either grate it into a sheet of paper towel and then ring it out to remove the excess liquid, or simply grate it into a bowl and then squeeze out the excess liquid with your hands.

  2. Add the Greek yogurt to a bowl and stir in the cucumber, garlic, oregano, dill, mint, lemon, and salt and pepper. I am quite generous with the salt. Be sure to taste & adjust ingredients to your liking.

  3. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes, up to a few hours so the flavors mix and intensify. Serve with olive oil drizzled over top.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Tzatziki Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 62IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.