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A bowl of homemade tzatziki sauce with a spoon sticking out and some fresh mint leaves on top.

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 2 cups
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: Greek-Inspired


Tzatziki Sauce – an easy, delicious homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe that is perfect for your favorite gyro recipe!


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup English cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 23 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 teaspoon fresh mint leaves


  1. Squeeze out as much water from the cucumber as possible. 
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor. Blend until consistency is smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust any seasoning, as-desired.
  4. Place in refrigerator so that sauce can thicken, approx. 1 hour. 
  5. Use in your favorite recipe – we love it on our Chicken Gyros!


  • Cucumber: we recommend using English cucumbers because they are a little less watery.  Definitely peel your cucumbers or your sauce will end up green in color. 
  • Dairy-Free: we have a dairy-free version on the blog if that is what you prefer!

Keywords: tzatziki sauce