A classic Greek Tzatziki

If we can’t go to Greece, we’ll bring a part of Greece to our table with this essential dip or spread! 

finished tzatziki

Tzatziki is made with yoghurt, drained cucumber, fresh herbs, garlic and lemon juice. It’s so refreshing it can be eaten for breakfast to dinner. Variations of the traditional tzatziki are popular in all Mediterranean countries as well as in the Middle East but it might be named differently.

It is a great refreshing dressing served alongside some juicy grilled meat, and we also appreciate it with fresh tomatoes and some veggie sticks. Don’t forget that using it as a spread with flatbread or serving it with delicious stone fruits are a few other possibilities.

It can’t get any easier, since tzatziki is healthy, and fits in with any dish that needs a rich and creamy but refreshing touch.

Keep it ready in the fridge, we have a delicious lamb dish coming your way and it will taste divine with this dip.

finished tzatziki


If we can’t go to Greece, we’ll bring a part of Greece to our table with this essential dip or spread!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dips & Dressings
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 87 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



  • Cut the cucumber in a fine julienne or grate it.
    all ingredients tzatziki
  • Sprinkle it with salt and leave it for 15 minutes to extract the water.
    add salt to cucumber
  • Squeeze the water out of the cucumber.
    squeeze cucumber
  • Combine with all the other ingredients.
    mix all ingredients
  • Stir gently with a spoon and decorate with some olives and slices of cucumber.
    finished tzatziki

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 6gFat: 5gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 28mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1091IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cucumber, lemon, yoghurt
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  1. Planning on making gyros soon and was searching for an easy Tzatziki recipe! Thanks for posting!

    1. Bon appétit! This will be lovely with gyros!

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