Tzatziki Sauce

Jul 16, 2020

Creamy and Refreshing Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Welcome to Cell-U-Rite Naturals USA, your one-stop-shop for high-quality food and supplements. In this recipe blog, we'll guide you through creating the perfect Tzatziki sauce – a traditional Greek dip packed with flavor and freshness. Our step-by-step instructions will ensure your sauce turns out creamy, tangy, and incredibly delicious.


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Preparing the Cucumber

Start by preparing the cucumber – peel it and remove the seeds. Grate the cucumber using a box grater or a food processor. Once grated, transfer the cucumber to a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out any excess liquid. Set aside.

Step 2: Mixing the Ingredients

In a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and chopped fresh dill. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: Adding the Cucumber

Add the squeezed cucumber to the yogurt mixture. Stir until the cucumber is evenly distributed throughout the sauce. The grated cucumber adds a refreshing crunch to the creamy base.

Step 4: Refrigeration and Serving

Cover the bowl and refrigerate the Tzatziki sauce for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together. This chilling time also helps the sauce to thicken. Before serving, give the sauce a quick stir and taste for seasoning adjustments. Serve chilled with your favorite dish.

Expert Tips

1. For an extra tangy flavor, try using Greek yogurt with higher fat content.

2. If you prefer a milder garlic flavor, reduce the amount of minced garlic used.

3. Feel free to adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. Some people enjoy adding a dash of paprika or cayenne pepper for a subtle kick.

The Versatility of Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is incredibly versatile and can elevate the taste of various dishes. Here are some delicious ways to enjoy this flavorful sauce:

1. Traditional Greek Gyros

Spread Tzatziki sauce on warm pita bread and layer it with grilled meat (such as lamb, chicken, or beef), fresh vegetables, and a sprinkle of feta cheese. Roll it up and enjoy!

2. Fresh Veggie Dip

Pair Tzatziki sauce with your favorite fresh vegetables like carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and bell pepper strips. It's a healthy and satisfying dip for any party or gathering.

3. Mediterranean Salad Dressing

Thin down the Tzatziki sauce with a little olive oil and lemon juice to create a delightful dressing for your Mediterranean-inspired salads. Drizzle it over crisp lettuce, cherry tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese.