Tzatziki Sauce

This refreshing and cool Greek yogurt sauce is bursting with bright flavors from cucumber, lemon, garlic and herbs.  Traditionally topping gyros or used as a dip, this versatile sauce pairs beautifully with any protein or vegetable.  Take your dish up a notch with a drizzle of Tzatziki!  

Ingredients

  • ​1/2 medium English Cucumber, grated

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt

  • 1 Garlic clove, finely grated or finely minced

  • Dash Cayenne (optional)

  • 1 Lemon, juiced

  • 1/4 cup mixed Fresh Herbs, chopped (dill, mint, thyme, parsley, tarragon, etc.)

  • 1 tablespoon Honey

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

​Using a box grater, finely grate the cucumber.  Place it into a fine mesh colander and press to drain the liquid from the cucumber (or wrap tightly in a clean kitchen towel to squeeze the liquid out).  In a medium bowl, whisk the drained cucumber and remaining ingredients until well combined.  Share with someone you love!

 

Note: Holds well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and only gets better with age! 

Uses:

  • Sauce on Mediterranean dishes (gyros, souvlaki, etc.) 

  • Dip with pita and vegetables

  • In lieu of mayonnaise on sandwiches or in recipes

  • Sauce on cooked salmon

  • Marinade for chicken

  • Tossed with roasted vegetables 

  • Salad dressing

Yields roughly 1 1/2 cups

Active Time ~ 15 minutes

Total Time ~ 15 minutes

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