Creamy Greek Tztaziki Sauce. A versitle Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce to serve along with veggies and pita, spread on sandwiches, or add it next to grilled fish, meat or poultry!
- 3/4 English cucumber, partially peeled (striped) and sliced
- 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
- 4 to 5 garlic cloves, peeled, finely grated or minced (you can use less if you prefer)
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tbsp Early Harvest Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 cups Greek yogurt (I used organic fat free Greek yogurt, but you can use 2% or whole milk Greek yogurt, if you like)
- 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
- Warm pita bread for serving
- Sliced vegetables for serving
- Prep the cucumber. In a food processor, grate the cucumbers. Toss with 1/2 tsp kosher salt. Transfer to a fine mesh strainer over a deep bowl to drain. Spoon the grated cucumber into a cheese cloth or a double thickness napkin and squeeze dry. Set aside briefly.
- In one large mixing bowl, place the garlic with remaining 1/2 tsp salt, white vinegar, and extra virgin olive oil. Mix to combine.
- Add the grated cucumber to the large bowl with the garlic mixture. Stir in the yogurt and white pepper. Combine thoroughly. Cover tightly and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
- When ready to serve, stir the tzatziki sauce to refresh and transfer to serving bowl, drizzle with more extra virgin olive oil, if you like. Add a side of warm pita bread and your favorite vegetables. (also see notes for more ideas) Enjoy!
- This recipe is adapted from Yogurt Culture. It is my quick version, and it's been cut down to suit a smaller family.
- Cook's Tips: This is very garlicy dip, if you prefer, start with a smaller amount of garlic and incorporate more as needed. And to change things up, feel free to stir in a tablespoon or so of chopped fresh dill or fresh mint.
- To Store: It's best to store tzatziki in the fridge in a tightly-covered glass container, and use within 2 to 4 days.
- Suggestions for Use: Tzatziki makes the perfect topping for Mediterranean-style baked potato; or next to stuffed snapper or pan-seared trout; lamb chops; chicken souvlaki; shawarma and more! I also use it simply as a sandwich spread.
- Recommended for this Recipe: Early Harvest Greek extra virgin olive oil. SAVE! Try our Greek Olive Oil Bundle.
- Category: Dips and Appetizers
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: Greek
Keywords: Greek Tztaziki Sauce, Tztaxiki Sauce, Tzatziki Sauce Recipe