Tzatziki Recipe

The tzatziki sauce is the dish I love the most in Greek cuisine. If you’re like me, it’s clear that you can’t get enough of this gorgeous sauce. Through this recipe, I show you how to prepare a traditional Greek tzatziki sauce. I love it and always I wanted to know how to properly make an authentic tzatziki sauce. I am so happy to show you this super simple, super tasty, and super Greek Mediterranean recipe! What could be more pleasant than the taste of Greece at home?

preparation time: 10 min  |  serves: 4 – 6

tzatziki authentic recipe


500 g Greek yogurt
2 cucumbers
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
a bunch of fresh dills
5 mint leaves


The most important part when making tzatziki sauce is to remove as much water as possible from the cucumbers. The drier the cucumbers, the better the texture of the tzatziki sauce.

For all the ingredients to mix and combine evenly, it is recommended that the tzatziki sauce be prepared and kept in the refrigerator for several hours before serving. Thus, the garlic and herbs have time to flavor the entire sauce and give it the perfect taste.

  1. Therefore, start by mixing the yogurt with the pressed garlic (you can leave it in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight before continuing the recipe. If you don’t have time, you can skip this step but try to mix the composition as well as possible, so that the garlic does not remain only in one part of the sauce).
  2. Continue by removing the skin from the cucumbers and then gave them a fine mesh grater. Set them aside in a bowl while they were removed from the water.
  3. In another bowl, put the Greek yogurt and crushed garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil and mix gently.
  4. Squeeze with your hands the grated cucumbers as well as you could and add them to the composition.
  5. Mix gently and add finely chopped oregano, dill, and mint.

It can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days – but I don’t think it will last that long as it is sensational. Pay attention to the expiration date of the yogurt you use.

Super simple, super fresh, and super Greek! 🙂


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What can we serve this delicious tzatziki sauce with?

Tzatziki is that sauce that gives you a wide variety of servings, from something simple to something more complicated. Therefore I choose to serve him:

But most of all I like to prepare a combination of the following dishes, especially when I have guests and I want to spoil them with delicious dishes: hummus, guacamole, Padron peppers, and the delicious roasted red pepper salad. In this way, I delight them with dishes from several famous cuisines of the world: Greek, Oriental, Mexican, Spanish and I hope Romanian. 🙂

What wine pairs with this delicious tzatziki recipe?

Goes perfectly with both a Sauvignon Blanc and a Cabernet Franc.

Why is this tzatziki recipe so special?

This simple recipe will brighten up any summer table! Creamy and full of fresh herbs, this tzatziki sauce is sensational on a pita, with fresh or grilled vegetables, seafood, and sandwiches. What could be more refreshing than this cold tzatziki sauce on hot summer days?

The best thing that happens when summer comes is that suddenly our dinners turn into simple, lighter, and healthier dishes. Either it’s too hot to have a dinner that brings us extra warmth in the kitchen or we prefer something simple and refreshing. Or the day is longer and warmer and we want to spend as much time as possible outside in nature.

The tzatziki sauce is special because, together with our favorite vegetables, it delights us with a superb dinner. It is special because its flavor is unique and it is prepared super quickly and easily.

I like to serve it with baked potatoes. And these are prepared super quickly in the oven. I have a great recipe for baked potatoes with butter and garlic, to which I always add extra tzatziki sauce.

And if we’re still on the topic of Greek recipes, the Portokalopita cake is just as traditional as this tzatziki sauce. It’s the best dessert I’ve ever had. See the step-by-step recipe and some tricks to make it perfect – Portokalopita recipe – is the best Greek dessert!

If you know of other delicious Greek recipes, please let me know. I love to cook and discover new tastes!


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