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Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Spruce up your daily mealtime with this thick and creamy Tzatziki Sauce oozing with fresh and bright Mediterranean flavors! A dollop of this rich Greek sour cream sauce will instantly level up your everyday dishes into something fabulously delicious!
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Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek Cucumber Sauce, Greek Dip, Sour Cream Cucumber Sauce, Tzatziki, Yogurt cucumber sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 587kcal


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup english cucumber grated and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil extra virgin olive oil if you have it
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Grate cucumber using the large holes of a box grater. There is no need to peel the cucumber. Place the grated cucumber into a cheese cloth or paper towels and squeeze to thoroughly drain all of the excess water from the cucumber. (This is important because if there is too much liquid, it will water down the sauce over time.)
  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl: sour cream, grated and drained cucumber, fresh dill, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. (Or you could pulse all of this together in a food processor.) Let this sit for at least 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Top this delicious greek tzatziki with a drizzle of olive oil if you like.


Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1350mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1605IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1mg
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