Garlicky Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki Sauce)

Make this quick and easy Garlicky Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce for your next Greek-inspired meal. This small-batch tzatziki sauce is so quick and easy you can make it in 5 minutes!

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This Garlicky Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce is a quick and easy small-batch tzatziki sauce for any recipe or appetizer. It takes 5 minutes to mix this healthy sauce that has fresh cucumber and zesty garlic.

One thing I hate is waste in the kitchen. There’s nothing worse than making a great meal and then ending up throwing away leftovers. This small-batch tzatziki sauce will help with that. You can make it for a meal or a snack and not worry about having so much you don’t know what to do with the rest.

Ingredients Needed to Make Garlicky Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce

  • plain Greek yogurt (one small package/cup)
  • shredded cucumber
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • tablespoon lemon juice
  • tablespoon dried dill (you can also use fresh if you have it)
  • garlic, pressed or minced
  • kosher salt
homemade tzatziki sauce with pita bread

How to Make Small Batch Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Use a cheese grater to grate the cucumber. Place the grated cucumber on a paper towel, wrap it in a ball, and squeeze out any excess moisture.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Place the sauce in a covered container in the fridge until you are ready to use.

What to Use This Garlic and Cucumber Sauce For

This Garlicky Cucumber Sauce can be used for so many things. It is the perfect compliment to Greek-inspired dishes like my Greek Pita Wraps with Chicken or my Chicken Schwarma Wraps. You can also use this sauce as a dip for fresh veggies, a fresh and creamy salad dressing, or a sandwich spread. I also just love dipping Homemade Pita Bread in this sauce.

tzatziki sauce with veggies and pita on a plate

How to Store Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Store this homemade sauce in a covered container in the fridge. It will last for 2-3 days. When you remove the sauce from the fridge, give it a good stir to make sure everything is combined again.

Can You Freeze Tzatziki Sauce?

I do not recommend freezing this yogurt sauce. Cucumbers do not freeze well and end up mushy and even more watery when defrosted. Since this sauce is so quick and easy to make, I would suggest just making this small-batch recipe whenever you need it.

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Garlicky Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki Sauce)

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 66kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • medium mixing bowl
  • spatula or spoon
  • paper towel
  • grater

Ingredients

  • 5.3 ounces plain Greek yogurt (one small package)
  • ¼ cup shredded cucumber
  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon dried dill (you can also use fresh if you have it)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste (optional)

Instructions

  • Use a cheese grater to grate the cucumber. Place the grated cucumber on a paper towel, wrap it in a ball, and squeeze out any excess moisture.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Place the sauce in a covered container in the fridge until you are ready to use.

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Notes

  • Store this homemade sauce in a covered container in the fridge. It will last for 2-3 days. When you remove the sauce from the fridge, give it a good stir to make sure everything is combined again.
  • I don’t peel or de-seed my cucumber before shredded. Since this is a small batch recipe, you really won’t notice. Of course, you can do this if you prefer it that way.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.2g | Protein: 9.7g | Fat: 0.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2.8g | Calcium: 114mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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