Tzatziki

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!

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Skinny Tzatziki

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 (I used Fage, 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

Directions:

  1. Strain the yogurt using a metal strainer or a coffee filter for a few hours to remove as much liquid as possible. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Combine strained cucumber, garlic, yogurt, salt, pepper, lemon juice, dill, chives and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
  4. Makes about 2 cups. Store in refrigerator for about a week.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8, Serving Size: 1/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 0
  • Points +: 0
  • Calories: 18 calories
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 1.7g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: 2.6g
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