This Garlicky Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce is quick and easy to make and serves as the perfect accompaniment to all of your favorite Greek-inspired dishes. Plain Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, olive oil, and garlic, brightened with lemon juice, this homemade Greek tzatziki sauce zesty and delicious.
This easy yogurt cucumber sauce is incredibly simple to prepare and requires no cooking with heat. You can throw it together in 5 minutes and your dishes and family will thank you!
Ingredients for Garlicky Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce
- grated english cucumber
- greek yogurt
- minced garlic cloves
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- olive oil
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce
Peel or partially peel cucumber. Remove and discard the seeds by scraping them out with a spoon. Carefully grate the cucumber.
Add grated cucumber to a small bowl along with yogurt, garlic, lemon, and olive oil and stir to combine.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
If you would like a thicker tzatziki sauce, you can strain your grated cucumber to remove some of the water before adding it to the remaining ingredients.
How to serve cucumber yogurt sauce
Tzatziki sauce is perhaps most commonly seen on gyros, but it is great with so many things! As a dip with veggies or naan bread, on grilled or roasted chicken, on soup.
We also love to serve it when we make "greek bowls" with marinated chicken and all of our favorite greek toppings like kalamata olives, tomatoes, feta cheese, romaine lettuce, and hummus.
Store garlic greek yogurt and cucumber sauce in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. The flavors meld together nicely and I think that this yogurt sauce is actually better the second day!
Garlicky Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki Sauce)
- ½ cup english cucumber grated
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- ½ lemon juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- Peel or partially peel cucumber. Remove and discard the seeds by scraping them out with a spoon. Carefully grate the cucumber.
- Add grated cucumber to a small bowl along with yogurt, garlic, lemon, and olive oil and stir to combine.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.