Greek Tzatziki Sauce - A great dip and perfect for gyros! | Hungry by Nature

Tzatziki Sauce with Lemon and Garlic

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dip, Condiment
  • Cuisine: Greek


This thick and creamy Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce is made from cucumbers, lemon, and garlic creating the most addicting (and healthy!) sauce.



  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  2. Grate the cucumber into a colander, squeezing the cucumber to remove excess water. Sprinkle salt over top to draw out more water. Let sit.
  3. Press garlic clove into bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Add Greek yogurt and stir to combine.
  5. Squeeze cucumber again to remove excess water. Add to Greek yogurt mixture, stirring to combine.
  6. Taste and add salt if needed.