Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
Simple Tzatziki Sauce is the perfect complement to virtually every meal. From a dip for fresh vegetables to a sandwich spread, to drizzle for a crisp salad, this tangy sauce will be a new staple. Plus, you won’t believe how easy this tzatziki sauce recipe is—in just minutes you can have a homemade dip that’s sure to receive rave reviews.
Is Tzatziki Sauce Good for You?
In a word, yes. This healthy recipe is packed full of flavor thanks to simple and easy to find ingredients like dill, cucumber, and greek yogurt, along with many other spices. The use of Greek yogurt means this authentic, easy tzatziki sauce is packed full of satisfying protein and good-for-you probiotics.
How Long Does Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Last?
Tzatziki sauce should be consumed within 2-3 days of making it. The grated cucumbers will become more watery as they sit, which will change the texture of the recipe. Because this is an authentic version, there are no additives or preservatives added. I recommend consuming it the same day you make it, or the day after for best results.
Can you Freeze this Tzatziki Sauce Recipe?
I do not recommend freezing this recipe. Cucumbers are notorious for not handling the freezing and dethawing process well. If you attempt it, you may be left with a mushy, unappetizing sauce.
How do you Eat Tzatziki Sauce?
There are so many ways you can enjoy this tzatziki sauce. If you happen to have some left over and are wondering “what do I do with leftover tzatziki?”, some of my favorite ideas include:
- An appetizer dip with fresh vegetables such as baby carrots, sliced bell peppers or broccoli
- A flavor additive to your favorite protein bowl recipe
- Serve it as a side to dip sweet potato fries in
- Tasty sandwich spread
- Dip for kabobs or grilled chicken, or salmon
- Salad dressing
- Served with wedges of pita bread
- Make a Greek stuffed potato
- Just eat it by the spoonful
What is Tzatziki Sauce Made Of?
Authentic tzatziki has a base of full-fat thick, strained yogurt mixed with fresh dill, cucumbers, and spices. Some recipes call for olive oil to add more fat content to the sauce, particularly if a low-fat yogurt was used. Other variations include swapping out yogurt for sour cream or adding parsley and/or mint in addition to dill.
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce
This is the best authentic tzatziki sauce recipe I have tried. Thankfully a homemade tzatziki sauce is an easy recipe to recreate.
The only slightly time-consuming part is grating and straining the cucumber, and even that takes minutes. Then, take all of your ingredients, mix them together and enjoy. It’s that simple to learn how to make tzatziki.
Tips to Make the Best Tzatziki Sauce
- I recommend using a full-fat Greek yogurt, but if you only have a low-fat version on hand, you can add a couple of tablespoons of high-quality olive oil to up the fat content and flavor.
- This recipe tastes much better with fresh dill. Make sure to chop it roughly—you do not want the dill to be too fine.
- To grate your cucumber, you will need to peel it, then cut and de-seed it. Use a cheese grater or a zester to grate the cucumber, then use a cheesecloth to gently squeeze and strain out all the moisture to prevent a watery sauce.
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Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
Tzatziki sauce - From a dip for fresh vegetables to a sandwich spread, to drizzle for a crisp salad, this tangy sauce will be a new staple.
Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients
How to make the Tzatziki Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until everything is evenly distributed. Make sure the cucumbers are fully strained and de-seeded before adding them to the sauce.
Taste and adjust for seasoning.
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