Greek tzatziki cucumber yogurt sauce with cut veggies.

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki is a refreshing yogurt based condiment for grilled meats and vegetables. It’s the one sauce you shouldn’t be without this summer. Thin it to become a sauce and/or salad dressing.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Cucumber yogurt dip, greek tzatziki
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 44kcal


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt*
  • 6 oz cucumber, grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced



  • Combine the ingredients and taste to adjust seasonings. It should me mildly tart and garlicky. Add a tiny pinch of salt if you wish.
  • Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Serving size is approximately 1/4 cup (4 tbsp), with 2.5 net carbs per serving.

Thicker Dip

  • For a thicker sauce or dip, lightly salt the grated cucumber then squeeze out the liquid before adding to the yogurt. Fage yogurt is best for a thick dip.

Thinner Sauce or Dressing

  • For a thinner sauce or dressing, do not squeeze out the cucumber and use a thinner Greek yogurt like Chobani. If you prefer a thicker Greek yogurt like Fage, thin to desired consistency with water.


Nutrition Facts
Tzatziki Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 44 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.87g3%
Sodium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 2.81g1%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 1.75g2%
Protein 4.27g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.81g | Protein: 4.27g | Fat: 1.87g | Sodium: 19mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 1.75g