Tzatziki sauce is a versatile yogurt based sauce that can be used for gyro’s, Greek salads, souvlaki or as a dip for pita chips and falafel. It’s easy to make and to customize to your own taste. I like lots of lemon juice and dill and less cucumber but you can mix it up any way you like to suit yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain low fat Greek yogurt or yogurt cheese (recipe here)
  • 1/2 English cucumber with peel, grated (about 1/2 - 3/4 cup)
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 - 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Preparation:

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.

Nutritional Info:

Makes approximately 40 servings.

Serving size 1 tbsp.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 10.5, Cal. from Fat: 5, Total Fat: .5g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: .5g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: <.5g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 15mg, Chol: .5mg

Notes:

Tzatziki sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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