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refreshing tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

A rich flavor packed tzatziki sauce that will not leave you disappointed. Designed to go over the top of gyro or shawarma pita sandwich.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Total Time: 7 minutes


  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Cucumber Peeled and sliced into halves lengthwise, deseeded and shredded (cheese grater)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest 1 lemon zested
  • 3 Tbsp Lemon Juice 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Dried Dill
  • 1 tsp Granulated Onion Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper


  • Use a fine cheese grater and zest 1 lemon
  • Juice that lemon
  • Peel the cucumber, cut the ends off, and cut into halves lengthwise
  • Use a tablespoon or knife to remove the seeds and fine shred the cucumber slices with a cheese grater
  • Squeeze the water out of the cucumbers (I let mine sit in a strainer or colander for 15 minutes after I pressed water out with a tablespoon)
  • Mix all ingredients together in a medium size bowl and let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour


When we make Tzatziki sauce for gyros or shawarma, we use the leftovers for our salads or dipping veggies in for a snack.  Enjoy your Tzatziki Sauce!