This recipe makes THE BEST tzatziki I’ve EVER had!
Make Tzatziki with thick Greek yogurt, grated cucumbers, garlic, dill, lemon and olive oil. Tzatziki is traditionally served as a starter with pita or eaten with some kebabs. It really might be the sauce of the Gods!Jump to Recipe
Tzatziki is a classic Greek sauce with a ton of flavor – and just a hint of fresh crunch.
A creamy flavor-packed sauce is the perfect example of a real food recipe that’s not only full of flavor but super good for you too. Eating clean doesn’t have to mean eating flavorless, bland food. Including food in your diet that feeds all your senses is one habit that can help you to feel satisfied after a meal. This sauce certainly fits the bill here. Adding a flavorful creamy sauce to a plant-forward plate is not only super tasty it is a real strategy in maintaining your healthy weight. I highly recommend changing things up a bit and throwing some tzatziki sauce on top of everything your eating!
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Tzatziki is the perfect partner for grilled meats and roasted vegetables.
Tzatziki sauce can feel indulgent because it’s so creamy and delicious. But it’s low in sugar and packed with protein thanks to the Greek yogurt. [We like to keep it full fat.] If you’ve never made a batch of fresh tzatziki, you’ll be surprised at how flavorful this homemade sauce tastes. It’s so much better than the store-bought stuff.
The most crucial step in this recipe is making sure that as much water as possible is removed from the cucumbers. A quick two-step process ensures that the tzatziki stays nice and thick. Nobody likes watery tzatziki! First – salt the shredded cucumber and let it sit in a strainer. Next – press out as much of the water as you can. If you’re ambitious, you can put the salted cucumbers in a towel and then squeeze them to remove as much water as possible. I highly recommend doing this if you plan on storing the Tzatziki in the fridge for more than a few days.
This recipe is a year-round favorite of ours. I trust that it will become one of your favorites, too.
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt use full fat for best results
- 1 cup cucumber diced or shredded
- kosher salt (for cucumbers)
- 3 tsp garlic minced
- 3 tsp dill fresh
- 3 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Dice or grate cucumber and place in a mesh strainer placed over a large bowl.
- Sprinkle with salt. Toss and set aside. This step pulls out the excess water in the cucumber and keeps the tzatziki from becoming too watery.
- Mix yogurt, garlic and dill, lemon juice, and olive oil.
- Press the liquid out of the cucumbers and then add to yogurt mixture.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
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