Homemade tzatziki sauce is a simple cucumber and greek yogurt sauce even a child can make. So tasty and great to use as a dip, too.
When I first started this blog, I wrote a recipe post for gyros and Tzatziki sauce and was just winging it as I truly had no idea what I was doing (meaning the blogging part, not the cooking part)!
Sharing two different recipes in one post makes it very confusing when it comes to searching for recipes, so today I am re-sharing my tzatziki sauce recipe separately from the gyro recipe, along with some updated photos.
I hope that you’ll love this sauce as much as I do. It’s so simple to prepare, and as it is made with Greek yogurt or labne, is quite nutritious, too. Don’t just use it on gyros or falafel as it’s great as a dip with veggies, or instead of mayonnaise in wraps and sandwiches.
- 16 oz Greek yogurt or Labne
- 1 medium cucumber or about 3 Persian cucumbers, grated
- Kosher or sea salt
- 2 tsp finely minced garlic
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- (optional – a dash or two of garlic powder or garlic salt)
Place the grated cucumber in a colander and sprinkle with Kosher salt. Place a plate and weight on top to press out the liquid, for 20-30 minutes.
Drain, then squeeze the cucumber in a kitchen towel (or a strong paper towel) to remove the rest of the liquid.
Next, place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well, and refrigerate until ready to use.
This sauce is best chilled for at least three hours before serving.
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