Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce is the perfect dip for a veggie tray or as an accompinament to chicken Souvlaki (chicken skewers).

This lemony cucumber and greek yogurt sauce is so easy to make and very tasty. 

Try it as a side dipping sauce for a crudités platter.

Authentic Greek Tzatziki

Course: Appetizer, Dipping Sauce, Sauce
Cuisine: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 76 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
This is a traditional Greek sauce, which has a delightful mild flavor and is great paired with Souvlaki in a pita.


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1-2 seedless cucumbers or regular cucumbers seeded and diced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon
  • 1 T fresh dill chopped
  • 3 cloves of peeled garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a food processor or blender, yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill, and garlic.

  2. Blend until smooth.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Recipe Notes



Authentic Greek Tzatziki is a great dipping sauce for an easy and creative crudites platters and trays.


Nutrition Facts
Authentic Greek Tzatziki
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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