June 20, 2011

Tzaziki Sauce Recipe

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I am in love with Greek food.  I was first introduced to the Gyro from a friend when I was in college.  She took me to a greasy gyro joint and I fell in love fast and hard.  I loved the flat bread, the meat, the onions, and the Tzaziki sauce.  I loved it all.  I'm not ready to take on making the Gyro fixings myself at this point in my culinary journey.  But I felt like I could handle the Tzaziki sauce.  I got the basic idea for my Tzaziki sauce recipe here.  This made a very large batch of Tzaziki so next time I think I will half the recipe unless I'm serving a bunch of people.

You'll need Cucumbers, Greek Yogurt, Garlic, Fresh Dill, Lemon juice, and Olive Oil.

Start by Peeling your cucumbers, then cut the cucumbers into four equal pieces.

Using a spoon scoop out the seeds, then top the cucumbers with a bit of salt and let sit 30 minutes.

Get out the food Processor you got for your Birthday over a year ago and have only dared to use once before.

Try not to be scared of the wicked blade.  It is here for good only (as long as you follow the safety instructions).

Mash and peel your Garlic, Slice your Lemon in half, and give the Dill a rough chop.

Add them into the food processor along with the Olive Oil.

Using a paper towel wipe off as much excess liquid and salt as you can off the cucumbers and give them a rough chop.  Add the cucumbers into the food processor and puree till smooth.

I love the fun light green with the dark green Dill flecks.

Add the yogurt into a Medium sized bowl.  Add the cucumber mixture.

Mix well, cover, and refrigerate at least 10 minutes.

Enjoy!  I ate mine with some Felafel I purchased at Costco and some pita bread.  Yummy!

Tzaziki Sauce Recipe
Source:  Kalyn's Kitchen

2 Cups Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt
2 Cucumbers Peeled and de-seeded
1 TBSP Salt
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1/2 Lemon Juiced
1 TBSP Fresh Dill
3 Cloves Garlic

Cut your Cucumbers in half and then in half again. Cover cucumbers in salt and let sit 30 minutes then remove any moisture and excess salt with a paper towel.  Smash the Garlic with your knife and remove the peel.  Then add Garlic, Lemon Juice, Roughly chopped Dill, and Olive Oil to your food processor.  Roughly chop the cucumbers and add them into the food processor also.  Pulse to combine.

Place the yogurt into a bowl and top with the cucumber mixture and stir to combine.  Cover and refrigerate at least 10 minutes.


Approximately 15 servings

32 Calories
3 Carbs
2 Fat
1 Protein Pin It


  1. Bless you for this! I love tzatziki sauce and will definitely need to try this :) If you've never been to a Pita Pit you should go (not sure if there is one down your way) but delicious and they have t-sauce :P yummy!

  2. I hope you try it! We thought it was very yummy and were sad when we ran out of things to eat it with before we ran out of sauce. Definitely suggest you half the recipe cause it makes a LOT. :)