Tzatziki Sauce from Scratch garnished with dill in a large white bowl next to a partially sliced cucumber and slices of pita bread on a bamboo surface

Tzatziki Sauce from Scratch

Use a few easy ingredients to make your own Tzatziki Sauce from scratch and add some homemade flavor to your next Mediterranean meal. 
Course Homemade Staple
Cuisine American, Greek
Keyword cucumber, dill, sauce, yogurt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 151kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 16 oz greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp dill


  • Start by partially peeling the cucumber making stripes on it
  • Slice the cucumber into pieces about 1/4″ thick
  • Place the cucumber in a food processor and pulse until the cucumber is well-grated
  • Sprinkle the salt on the cucumber and give it a quick stir
  • Drain the moisture from the cucumber in one of two ways: Either place the cucumber in a mesh sieve over a bowl to let the moisture drain OR use a clean dish towel or cheesecloth to squeeze the moisture out of the cucumber
  • Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the garlic, vinegar, and olive oil
  • Add the grated cucumber to the garlic and stir to combine
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve the sauce
  • About 10 minutes before serving, remove the cucumber mixture from the refrigerator and stir in the yogurt
  • Sprinkle with fresh dill to garnish and serve immediately


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 376mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 0.5mg