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Healthy Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Healthy Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Healthy Greek Tzatziki Sauce

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About a cup


  • 1 medium English cucumber
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 7-ounce container Fage 2% Greek Yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp ground white or black pepper
  • Additional pinches of salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 tsp dried dill or mint (or up to 1 tbsp fresh), plus more for garnish


  1. Lightly peel (leave some sections of peel behind) cucumber then coarsely grate by hand or in a food processor. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and let sit 5-10 minutes, then place in cheesecloth or a clean cotton kitchen towel and squeeze to drain the excess liquid. If you have one on hand, squeezing with a potato ricer removes the most liquid by far. Set drained cucumber aside.
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add garlic, a pinch of salt, lemon juice, white pepper, oil, and dill or mint (if using). Mix to incorporate, then add the cucumber and yogurt and continue mixing until thoroughly combined. 
  3. Transfer to a glass bowl, cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to use, ideally 30 minutes to an hour to let the flavors incorporate.
  4. Stir before serving, taste and season further with salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with a light drizzle of olive oil and dill or mint, if desired. 


Refrigerate in an airtight glass container, up to 4 days, stirring before use. 

  • Author: Fresh. Out.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Category: Sauce, Dip
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: Keywords: Greek Cucumber Sauce, Tzatziki Sauce, Gyros Sauce, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb, Tzatziki, Low-Fat