This thick and creamy Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce is made from cucumbers, lemon, and garlic creating the most addicting (and healthy!) sauce.
I’m just gonna come right out and say it.
I don’t make everything from scratch. There. I said it. Are you happy??
Who has time to make everything from scratch and who would want to?! Sometimes, store bought is best. You know that I don’t always make my own pie crusts. And while sometimes I make puff pastry from scratch, other times it’s just not worth it.
But today is not one of those times.
I’ve bought tzatziki sauce from the store a handful of times and I can’t do it anymore. It’s the dill. I just cannot do dill. And because dill is a key ingredient in traditional tzatziki sauce, I am forced to make it from scratch.
I can remove black olives from my pizza and eat around the blue raspberry flavored gummy bears, but there is no possible way to remove dill from store bought tzatziki.
So, I just make my own; and I omit the dill because I’m an adult and can do what I want. (It’s the little wins.)
The good news is is that my tzatziki sauce is:
- Super easy to make – like, 6 ingredients easy (including S&P)
- Can be made in advance – in fact, I recommend it.
Make sure you check back here on Friday for my favorite way to use tzatziki! Hint: it involves naan and a recipe from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem!!
I have been putting this Greek Tzatziki Sauce on everything! If you make this sauce or any of my recipes, don’t forget to post a picture social media and use the hashtag #imhungrybynature for a chance to be featured!
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
- Grate the cucumber into a colander, squeezing the cucumber to remove excess water. Sprinkle salt over top to draw out more water. Let sit.
- Press garlic clove into bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil, and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Add Greek yogurt and stir to combine.
- Squeeze cucumber again to remove excess water. Add to Greek yogurt mixture, stirring to combine.
- Taste and add salt if needed.
I could literally eat that sh*t with a spoon.