Best Tzatziki Sauce

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This homemade tzatziki sauce recipe is a creamy condiment with its roots in Greece and Turkey. It is best served cold and works well alongside appetizers and entrées alike. Easily made vegan and dairy-free. From my book The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.

A ceramic bowl filled with white creamy sauce topped with fresh dill.
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I was first introduced to tzatziki sauce in my early 20s during a trip to Amsterdam. Ive craved the refreshing taste of this sauce ever since!

Tzatziki is simply one of the best recipe creations in existence. The flavors are tangy, bright, and refreshing, yet rich and complex at the same time. It suits a wide variety of dishes and is nutrient-dense to boot! What’s not to love?

A silver spoon sticks out of a ceramic bowl filled with white creamy tzatziki.

🥒 What is Tzatziki?

Tzatziki is a light and creamy yogurt-based condiment used as a sauce or a dip. It has both Mediterranean and Middle Eastern roots and different variations can be found in many cultures. It’s typically served alongside appetizers or as a side dish itself.

A hand holds a small bowl of tzatziki sauce topped with fresh green herbs.

🧂 How-to Use Tzatziki

A hand holds a small bowl filled with a white creamy sauce.

🔪 How-to Make Tzatziki

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  1. 5 stars
    I love falafel and this is always my go to recipe for the perfect yogurt dipping sauce to pair with them.

  2. 5 stars
    What a great recipe! This really is the BEST tzatziki sauce, and I love making it with Greek yogurt. Another winner from Mon and Spoon and Yum!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh yum! Such a delicious and creamy sauce. I love that you included options to make it vegan and dairy-free.