MISC RECIPES - Dips/Spreads/Sauces/Pastes

Greek Tzatziki Sauce

April 09, 2018 | Recipe by Bake with Paws
Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Tzatziki Sauce

My hubby introduced me to this sauce.  He made it once and I found it very delicious with toast bread. Traditionally, this is usually served together with Greek Pita Bread and it is also great as a sauce for lamb or fish.  We had some left-over of Greek yogurt that was just perfect to be made into this yummy Greek Tzatziki Sauce. This sauce is also a great dip for my Sourdough Crackers and Breadsticks.

You may get the Greek Pita Bread recipe that I made from here.  The original recipe of Greek Tzatziki Sauce is adapted from Akis Petretziki with some modifications.  The original recipe used fresh dill.  But if fresh dill is not available in your place you may substitute with dried dill.

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Recipe - Greek Tzatziki Sauce 


250g greek yogurt 
1 medium cucumber
1 tablespoon white vinegar (for the cucumber)
½ of a garlic clove, finely minced  or 1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/3 tbsp lemon juice 
2 tsp honey 
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh dill or 2 tsp dried dill (approximately, please adjust accordingly to your own taste)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt & ground black pepper to taste

  1. Peel (optional) and grate the cucumber with a cheese grater.  I did not peel the cucumber sometimes.
  2. Put them in a bowl and add a pinch of salt and white vinegar.  Cover with cling film and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes to draw water out.  
  3. While waiting for the cucumber, combine the yogurt, minced garlic, honey, lemon juice, olive oil and dried dill in a bowl.  Mix until well combined.
  4. Squeeze the cucumber with a clean cloth to discard the liquid. 
  5. Stir in the cucumbers to the yogurt mixture.  Add pepper and salt to taste.
  6. Cover and chill in refrigerator for at an hour before serving to let the taste develop.   Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  7. Serve with Greek pita bread or crackers and bread sticks.