World's Best Tzatziki

This is the best tzatziki recipe! Refreshing cucumber, creamy Greek yogurt, and zingy lemon make it the perfect condiment for just about everything.

Course Appetizers, Dips, Sauces, and Salsas
Cuisine Greek
Keyword tzatziki, yogurt sauce
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Raw, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Game Day
Time 15 minutes or less
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 40 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn


  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt 480 g, can use dairy-free
  • 1 cup shredded or diced cucumber 200 g
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice or white wine vinegar 30 mL
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Thicken yogurt: Strain yogurt using a cheesecloth or coffee filter for 30 minutes to 3 hours to remove excess moisture (you can skip this step if you're in a hurry).

  2. Prep cucumber: Meanwhile, sprinkle salt onto shredded or diced cucumber and lay on paper towel to draw out moisture.

  3. Mix: Mix together yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic, and lemon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Nutrition Facts
World's Best Tzatziki
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cups)
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 103mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 2.7g
Protein 1.7g 3%
Calcium 5%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.