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Easy Tzatziki Sauce

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 11/2 cups plain Greek yogurt or regular full-fat yogurt for vegan or dairy-free use cashew-based yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • Grate the cucumber into a mixing bowl, then squeeze and drain out as much excess liquid as you can using your hands or a cheesecloth.
  • Add the yogurt, dill, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt to the cucumber. Mix to combine.
  • Serve right away or keep stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week.



Serve alongside my Jackfruit Gyros!
From my book "The Vegetarian Family Cookbook", sold everywhere books are sold.
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Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 421mg | Iron: 1mg