Flavorful Tzatziki Recipe

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Ricardo Published: December 18, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Flavorful Tzatziki

This tzatziki recipe isn’t as complicated as it’s name suggest. A combination of yogurt, cucumber, and other aromatics makes an awesome dip or spread.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 2cupscucumber,grated, from about 1 medium 10-oz cucumber, no need to peel or seed the cucumber first, grate on the large holes of your box grater
  • cupsGreek yogurt,plain
  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2tbspfresh mint,chopped, and/or dill
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1clovegarlic,medium, pressed or minced
  • ½tspfine sea salt


  1. Grate cucumber and with each handful of grated ones, lightly squeeze between your palms to remove excess moisture. Transfer to a serving bowl, and repeat with the remaining cucumber.

  2. Add the yogurt, olive oil, herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to the bowl, and stir to blend. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

  3. Taste and add additional chopped fresh herbs, lemon juice, and/or salt to taste.

  4. Serve tzatziki immediately or chill for later.

Recipe Notes

  • Leftover tzatziki keeps well, chilled, for about 4 days.


  • Calories: 1646.40kcal
  • Fat: 125.65g
  • Saturated Fat: 45.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 49.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.41g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.02g
  • Fiber: 4.81g
  • Sugar: 45.36g
  • Protein: 83.77g
  • Cholesterol: 143.64mg
  • Sodium: 3432.84mg
  • Calcium: 878.29mg
  • Potassium: 965.55mg
  • Iron: 5.40mg
  • Vitamin A: 83.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 35.44mg
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