Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce


Eggless Gluten Free High Altitude Homemade Ingredients No Seed Oils | Published June 23, 2023 by Mimi Council

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This easy Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce is a delicious dipping sauce for veggies, chicken, beef, lamb and more. This traditional Greek sauce is served with everything from snacks to dinner.

If you’re looking for more Greek inspired recipes, be sure to check out my Greek Chicken Sausage Salad, Cinnamon Pecan YiaYia Cookies, or my Greek Avocado Toast.

homemade healthy tzatziki sauce

You will love this Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce because it’s light and zesty. It’s the perfect dipping sauce for chicken, lamb, beef, and veggies! I love serving this with grilled chicken, beef kabobs, or just simple veggies like cucumbers, peppers, and carrots.

This Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce uses Greek yogurt and a few simple ingredients. I add cucumber, extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, lemon juice, dill, and you can also add mint if you want. Delaney prefers this without mint, and I like it. Traditionally mint is used in a lot of Greek dishes, but it’s just as delicious with or without!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Healthy: Tzatziki sauce is a healthy condiment that you can use on so many things! This Homemade Healthy Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt base which is loaded with protein and probiotics.

Homemade: Everything is better when it's homemade, especially sauces and things that can have unnecessary ingredients in them to help extend shelf life and other things. So, I always opt for homemade whenever possible!

Use on Everything: Use it on burgers in place of more sugary condiments like ketchup or BBQ sauce. You can use this on chicken and beef. And you can even use it as a dip for veggies and chips.

homemade healthy tzatziki sauce

Ingredients

Organic Cucumber

Organic Greek Yogurt

Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Organic Lemon

Spice World Organic Minced Garlic

Dried dill

Organic Fresh Mint (optional)

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

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homemade healthy tzatziki sauce

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Grate the cucumber using the large side of a box grater and drain moisture. Add to a medium bowl.

Step 2

Add the Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, dill, and salt. Mix together. Add the mint or sprinkle on top before serving.

homemade healthy tzatziki sauce

FAQ's

Can I make this ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can make this Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce ahead of time if you want. It’s a great dip or sauce for entertaining! If you’re making it ahead of time, just be sure to store it in an airtight container in the fridge.

How do you remove moisture from cucumbers?

For this recipe, I grate the cucumber using the large side of a box grater. Then I add the cucumber into a fine mesh strainer and squish it down with my hands (over the sink of course!). If you don’t have a fine mesh strainer, you can add the cucumber to a paper towel and ring it out over the sink too!

Can I use fresh dill?

Yes, if you prefer to use fresh dill you can! But you’ll need more fresh dill than the recipe calls for. Dried spices usually have a bit more flavor than fresh, so just be sure to add more and taste test it!

Can I leave out the mint?

Yes, if you don’t want to add the mint feel free to leave it out. Taste it before, and then decide if you want to add it in.

What can I serve tzatziki sauce with?

Tzatziki sauce is a light and zesty sauce that makes a great dip for veggies. It also goes really well with chicken, lamb, or beef. If you are making kabobs or grilled meat, tzatziki sauce is a great healthy alternative to dip instead of BBQ.

homemade healthy tzatziki sauce

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homemade healthy tzatziki sauce

Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce

Mimi Council
Light, zesty, and healthy, this Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce is a delicious dipping sauce for chicken, lamb, beef, and veggies!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Ingredient
Cuisine Greek
Makes 8 servings
Calories 68 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Grate the cucumber using the large side of a box grater and drain moisture. Add to a medium bowl.
  • Add the Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, dill, and salt. Mix together. Add the mint or sprinkle on top before serving.

Notes

High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 310mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 0.2mg
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