Friday, June 17, 2011

Tzatzki Sauce

As featured in yesterday's post, I made a meatloaf served with a side of tzatzki sauce. I had never made tzatzki, and instead just bought it from the store. For some reason I thought it was hard to make, but this was actually really easy! You don't need to make the meatloaf just to have the tzatzki either - try it as a veggie dip, with pita chips, or even on a burger!

Tzatzki Sauce 
  • 3 cups of greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt for cucumbers
  • salt and pepper to taste
1. Peel and seed the cucumber, then slice the cucumber and put in colander. Sprinkle 1 tsp of salt of the cucumber to draw out the water. Let stand for 30 minutes. Drain well and dry/get rid of excess water with a paper towel.

2. Finely chop cucumber, and combine with dill, garlic, lemon juice, and pepper. If you have a food processor this is a good time to use it. 

3. Stir cucumbers into yogurt and salt and pepper further to taste. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving to let the flavors combine.


  1. tzatzki sauce is my favorite sauce ever so i'm definitely trying his :) thanks for posting!


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  2. You share fantastic tzatzki sauce with us. Its looks very tasty and delicious as well as very easy to make at home. Its too good post.

  3. This was great! So much better than store bought and it made enough for me to enjoy for the whole week. I used nonfat greek yogurt and it didn't seem to make a difference. Finally something to do with all those cucumbers from my garden....I was getting really sick of them. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Hey Amanda,

    This looks lush!!

    Hope you come back to blogging.



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