Authentic Greek Tzatziki

Greek Tzatziki is a traditional Mediterranean-style condiment, typically served with pita chips, veggies, or gyros. This flavorful and easy-to-make dip is made from Greek yogurt, cucumbers, olive oil, dill, garlic, and lemon juice. Tzatziki adds a delicious, creamy and savory element to your favorite recipes. The beauty of this recipe is that it can be used as a dip, sandwich spread, topping, or salad dressing.

What is Tzatziki?

Tzatziki is a Greek sauce that’s made from strained Greek yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, lemon juice, and usually a combination of fresh herbs like dill and mint. It’s creamy, flavorful, and has a cooling taste and texture. Tzatziki is traditionally served as an appetizer or side dish, but it also makes a great condiment and topping as it pairs well with many types of dishes.


-1 cup Greek yogurt
-1/2 cup peeled and grated cucumber
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 tablespoon lemon juice
-1 teaspoon minced garlic
-2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and cucumber and mix until combined.

2. Add in the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt, and pepper and mix until combined.

3. Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

4. Serve with chips, veggies, or as a topping for gyros. Enjoy!