How to Make Tzatziki Sauce 2 Ways! This healthy and easy tzatziki sauce will become a staple in your house. Only 8 ingredients and it can be made using Greek yogurt or dairy free so it’s paleo, vegan, gluten free, and Whole30 approved. Great for meal prep too!
The sauce of all sauces!! Just kidding, but not really. Y’all know I know sauces. While I usually make my sauce creations up on the spot, there are a few well known ones that are some of my favorites. And tzatziki is one of them. It is usually served at Greek restaurants with grilled meats, on a gyro, or as a dip with pita or veggies. I love it so much, I just put it on everything though.
As much as I love getting it at restaurants, tzatziki is really simple to make at home. And you know exactly what is going into it. Some of the brands at the store have added preservatives or fillers which aren’t necessary. You only need a few household staple ingredients to make it at home.
I like to use yogurt (dairy or non) as the base, but if you are dairy free and can’t find a yogurt you like, the cream from the top of canned full fat coconut milk works as well. I interchange the dairy and non dairy yogurt depending on how I feel and what I have on hand – both of them work great. If using Greek, I like to use a fuller fat version as it is more rich than 0% fat.
Besides yogurt, all you need is chopped cucumber, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, and salt and pepper. Mix it all up and voila!
Like I said earlier, this homemade tzatziki sauce can pretty much go on anything. I love it on grilled chicken, as a dip for meatballs (stay tuned for some lamb meatballs tomorrow!), as a dip for raw veggies, and as a dressing for power bowls. Michael likes it all those ways and sometimes uses it as a spread on a sandwiches.
It makes a great sauce to make in the beginning of the week and keep for meal prep as well – it saves for a week in the fridge and is usually better after it sits for a day!
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How to Make Tzatziki Sauce 2 Ways
- 1 cup yogurt (greek or dairy free)
- 1/2 large cucumber, deseeded and diced (1/2 heaping cup/80 grams)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, roughed chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Add all ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Mix until well combined. Store in the fridge in a glass sealed container for up to a week.
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