Tzatziki is a simple, yet tasty yogurt-based dip, blended with garlic, dill, and cucumbers. It’s light, very low carb and goes great with any veggie or protein. The longer you let it sit, the better it gets.
When I was 21, I moved out to Vancouver, BC from Toronto to escape a recession. I ended up with a job waiting tables at a Greek restaurant. This is where I discovered my love for Tzatziki.
What's in Tzatziki?
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Dill - fresh is always best, but you can use dried
- Lemon juice and salt
What to eat Tzatziki With?
Personally, I love it on plain, roasted tempeh, salmon or grilled chicken. It's also great as a veggie dip.
It’s so easy to make and keeps for about 5 days. Like a fine wine (and well…me), it gets better as it ages.
Easy, homemade tzatziki sauce recipe
Tzatziki is a great snack to accompany veggies and protein. Refrigerate for 24 hours for peak flavor.
- 1 small container of greek yogurt, I prefer fage 1%
- 2 cloves of garlic (or 2 tsp of minced garlic from a jar)
- 2 tablespoons of dried dill
- 1 cucumber, skinned and chopped
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice, or more
- Salt to taste
- Skin cucumber and garlic.
- Add garlic to food processor and blend until minced.
- Add cucumber and yogurt
- Add dill to the desired flavor
- Add lemon juice to the desired flavor
- Add salt to taste
- Blend once more!
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours
I put this stuff on anything and everything - salmon, tofu, veggies - it's all good.
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and ADHD Coach. As the founder of The Fit Habit, she shares ADHD-friendly self-care, food & fitness inspiration, along with practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.
I love Tzatiki sauce but have never actually made it myself before. I'll have to rectify that pretty quickly.
I'm trying to picture you driving across the country with cats in a small confined space for a long period of time. That's rough. You are a brave, brave woman.
Yum! This is genius x 10! I love the idea of using it on tempeh. Have a great weekend!
You too girl!
Tzatziki is one of THE most refreshing condiments! Love it!
You know I have always wanted to try tzatiki, but never got around to it! this recipe looks so good!
Love your blog btw!
I'm actually originally from Toronto as well, but my family moved to Michigan (so boring here). Toronto is such a fantastic city!
I too love Tzatiki! So fresh and tasty 🙂
Lone Star, they have the best salsa!
Great post...I loved every bite..err..I mean bit of it ;).