Greek Tzatziki


This is the best tzatziki recipe, and it only gets better with time. Serve with pita bread, in gyros, on lamb, or with whatever you like!

Close up on a bowl of Greek tzatziki, with sliced pita surrounding it.
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
5 cups


  • 1 (32 ounce) container plain low-fat yogurt

  • ½ English cucumber with peel, grated

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, pressed

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make Greek tzatziki.

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  2. Combine yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic together in a large bowl.

    Yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic placed in a bowl.

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    Ingredients mixed together in a large bowl.

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  3. Add dill, salt, pepper, and lemon zest; mix until smooth.

    Dill, lemon zest, salt and pepper placed in the same bowl.

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    Ingredients mixed in bowl until smooth.

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  4. Pour into a serving dish, cover tightly, and refrigerate 8 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

22 Calories
1g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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