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!

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. Combine yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic together in a large bowl. Add dill, salt, pepper, and lemon zest; mix until smooth.

  2. 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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