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Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce

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

Why You'll Love This Recipe

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!

homemade healthy tzatziki sauce
homemade healthy tzatziki sauce

Ingredients for Healthy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

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

homemade healthy tzatziki sauce


Can I made 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 omit 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

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



Light, zesty, and healthy, this Homemade Healthy Tzatziki Sauce is a delicious dipping sauce for chicken, lamb, beef, and veggies!


  • 1 large organic cucumber

  • 2 cups organic Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons organic minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon organic dried dill

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped organic fresh mint (optional)


  • 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.


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