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My easy recipe for Tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt, cucumbers and garlic. I add this to souvlakis, gyros or grilled pita chips!

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!

My easy recipe for Tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt, cucumbers and garlic. I add this to souvlakis, gyros or grilled pita chips!
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Skinny Tzatziki

18 Cals 2.6 Protein 1.7 Carbs Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Yield: 8
COURSE: Appetizer
CUISINE: Mediterranean
My easy recipe for Tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt, cucumbers and garlic. I add this to souvlakis, gyros or grilled pita chips!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup, Calories: 18kcal, Carbohydrates: 1.7g, Protein: 2.6g, Fiber: 0.1g
WW Points Plus: 0
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123 comments

  1. I made this fat free, and it was a big hit. My family said it was better than the full-fat version from the grocery story.

  2. This is THE best tzatziki sauce. I let my yogurt drain overnight and it was wonderfully thick the next day. 🙂

  3. So good! Gina, do you have a recipe for homemade Greek seasoning? I’ve attempted to make Souvlaki several times and the seasoning just isn’t right.

  4. E-Z to make, & SUPER delicious!  Thanks SO much!  We use a lot of Tzatziki Sauce, & this one is terrific.