This recipe does take into account the original ingredients that an Authentic Greek will use to make homemade Tzatziki sauce, including the fact that my ancestors didn’t have the benefit of the food processors that we use today.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need. It will take about 20 minutes to prepare.

  • 1 (16 ounce) containers plain yogurt
  • 2 cucumbers - peel every other stroke (for color) then grate
    • put the grated cucumber in a strainer and sprinkle with salt to dehydrate
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • salt and white pepper - to taste
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 5 cloves garlic - minced

Combine yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, white vinegar, salt, pepper, dill and garlic in a bowl

There is no specific processing time, simply mix all ingredients until they are well-combined and voila,

You’re done!

Before serving, I suggest transferring the Tzatziki from the mixing bowl to another serving dish that way you can really get all the way in the way when dipping.

Keep it refrigerated and you’ll have sauce for 2-3 days. Use your homemade Tzatziki on:

  • A freshly grilled burger
  • Lamb chops instead of mint sauce
  • Leftover chicken souvlaki and mixed together with vegetables and greens for a salad
  • Or simply eating it alone with a piece of pita or carrot stick


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