My easy recipe for Tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt, cucumbers and garlic. I add this to souvlakis, gyros or grilled pita chips!
Tzatziki is a classic Greek cucumber yogurt sauce or dip. It is served as a condiment over gyros, fish, souvlakis, and other Greek dishes. I personally love it on my Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts, on Greek Turkey Meatballs, Mediterranean Chicken Kebab Salad, grilled chicken burgers, as a dip with crudites and even drizzled over Greek salad. My lightened up version just as delicious as the full-fat version!
Chives aren’t typically added but I love the flavor it adds to it. I also love it with fresh mint leaves. Straining the yogurt and cucumbers are a must to make this thick, so don’t skip this step!
- 8 oz fat-free Greek yogurt, use full fat for Keto
- 1 small cucumber, peeled and seeded (1 cup grated and squeezed dry)
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
- kosher salt and fresh pepper
- Strain the yogurt using a metal strainer or a coffee filter for a few hours to remove as much liquid as possible. Set aside.
- Scoop seeds out of the cucumber with a small spoon. Place cucumber in a mini food processor or grate with a box cheese grater. Drain the liquid from the cucumber in a metal strainer and sprinkle with a little salt (this helps release the liquid). You may want to use the back of a spoon to help squeeze out any excess liquid.
- Combine strained cucumber, garlic, yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon juice, dill, chives and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
- Makes about 2 cups. Store in refrigerator for about a week.