• 3 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped up
  • 2 medium cucumbers, seeded and diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1tsp black pepper

Tzatziki sauce is a common traditional Greek sauce used for appetizers and in gyros and souvlaki. Always made with strained Greek yogurt from sheep or goats milk and cucumbers. It’s a delicious treat used either way.

There are hundreds of different variations of tzatziki sauce recipes as is with many dishes but this is by far one of the best ones out there.


Prep Time: 30 Min | Cook Time: 0 Min


  1. Take the two cucumbers peel them and cut in half the long way. Then take a spoon and scrape out the seeds.
  2. Dice the cucumbers, place in a colander, salt,  and let strain for about a half an hour to release the excess water.
  3. Place the cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, black pepper, and dill into a food processor and process until made into almost a paste.
  4. Place the yogurt into a large bowl and slowly mix in the cucumber mixture.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or two to bring the flavors together. (Drain any excess water off the top before serving.)

Tips and Tricks

If you can’t find Greek yogurt in your local store you can substitute regular plain yogurt but you have to strain it before hand. You can do this by taking a cheese cloth or coffee filter and place it over a cup or bowl, placing the yogurt in the top, and let strain for a couple of hours.