Easy Tzatziki Recipe is a delicious and nutritious dip that’s perfect when you’re craving a lighter and healthy snack. This versatile recipe can be used as a dip with cut up veggies and pita chips, or as a tasty spread for sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and of course gyros! Perfect for entertaining because it only takes about 15 minutes to make and can be made ahead. Try it at your next BBQ or get together!
Prep Time:15 Minutes
Total Time:15 Minutes
Yield:2 Cups 1x
1 cucumber (if using regular cucumber, remove seeds and about 75% of the peel; if using English variety, you can leave the seeds and peel) diced finely
1 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt (I use 5% fat, substitute with low fat if desired)
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus some to drizzle
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, finely diced or pressed
½ teaspoon salt
Using hands, squeeze excess moisture from diced cucumber. Discard liquid.
Combine squeezed cucumber, yogurt, olive oil, dill, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir until well mixed.
Refrigerate for about 15 minutes to let flavors come together. Adjust herbs, lemon, garlic, and salt as desired.
Easy Tzatziki Recipe will keep in refrigerator for about 3-4 days. Drain excess water that may have accumulated on top and stir well before serving.