How to make homemade tzatziki sauce

There Tzatziki sauce, a typical condiment of Greece spread all over the world both in the traditional recipe and in the countless reinterpretations, it is generally used to accompany meat and fish dishes, or to dress salads or rice but it can also be served in a bowl accompanied with croutons for a appetizer.

It is available in supermarkets in the ethnic products department but can be prepared at home without any difficulty. In this regard we will illustrate you how to make homemade tzatziki sauce following our recipe step by step.
How to make tzatziki sauce at home, the ingredients

  • 500 gr of Greek yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Dill
  • Salt to taste.

How to make homemade tzatziki sauce, the preparation

  1. After peeling the cucumber, grate it coarsely then place it in a colander so as to drain the vegetation water
  2. After an hour, take the grated cucumber and mash it with the back of the spoon to remove the last traces of water and create a cream
  3. Cut the garlic cloves thinly, pour them into a bowl and mash them until they become a cream: if you prefer, you can pass them through the mixer
  4. At this point add the Greek yogurt, cucumbers and mix until the three ingredients are combined
  5. Once this is done, add the oil, vinegar, chopped dill and season with salt, mixing everything with a whisk.

How to make homemade tzatziki sauce, variants
As an alternative to Greek yogurt you can use low-fat natural yogurt; just let out all the excess buttermilk; the dill can be replaced with other aromatic herbs (parsley, mint) according to one's taste and the sauce can finally be served decorated with black olives. The tzatziki sauce should be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days covered with a thin layer of oil in an airtight container or covered with a sheet of cling film.

How to make homemade tzatziki soup

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 500 grams of natural low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped mint
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste.


  1. Pour the yogurt into a bowl and beat it with a whisk
  2. Peel the cucumber, chop it finely then pour it into the bowl together with the yogurt and add the chopped mint.
  3. Mix the ingredients well, add a pinch of salt and pepper, mix and serve the soup with a few mint leaves for decoration.

The soup can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

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Video: Easy Tzatziki Sauce (December 2021).