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Buffet on Table: Week 3 — Condiments from Countries

Day 16: Greece – Tzatziki Sauce

After yesterday’s creamy red pepper walnut dip, today I have a creamy yogurt dip from Greece. Tzatziki sauce needs only 3 main ingredients — thick yogurt, cucumber, dill and that’s it you can make a delicious dip that makes pita or falafel sandwich so much better. I even ate it by the spoonfuls.

My husband has an aversion to yogurt — he can’t tell it’s smell, color or texture. I enjoy yogurt based dishes quite a bit but don’t make them often. Even though I was tempted to try tzatziki at home, I was never really motivated enough. So this condiments week was the perfect time to make this dip and enjoy it all by myself 🙂

I saw this recipe in Cooking Light magazine on one of my trips to the library. That issue had a beautiful spread of non-cook summer sauces perfect for this week’s theme. I noted the recipes down and the idea to make this Tzatziki sauce and the Muhammara came from that article.

This recipe uses some sour cream along with 2% Greek yogurt. I’ve never added sour cream in lieu of yogurt in raitas, but was totally surprised how creamy and tangy the dip ended up being. I’m going to try this trick in making raitas too now.
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Tzatziki Sauce Yum
Creamy and delicious Tzatziki sauce. This recipe uses some sour cream along with 2% Greek yogurt. It needs only 3 main ingredients -- thick yogurt, cucumber, dill and that's it you can make a delicious dip that makes pita or falafel sandwich so much better.
Tzatziki Sauce
Course condiments
Cuisine greek
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt (2% reduced fat)
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • ½ cup English Cucumber , finely chopped or grated
  • tbsps Dill Fresh , chopped
  • 1 ~ 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 clove Garlic , finely minced
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Course condiments
Cuisine greek
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
cup
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt (2% reduced fat)
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • ½ cup English Cucumber , finely chopped or grated
  • tbsps Dill Fresh , chopped
  • 1 ~ 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 clove Garlic , finely minced
  • to taste Salt Pepper &
Tzatziki Sauce
Instructions
  1. Place cucumber on a kitchen towel; squeeze and remove the excess liquid.
  2. Combine cucumber and the remaining ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Chill for 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 days.
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14 thoughts on “Tzatziki Sauce”

  1. I don’t like plain yogurt but love yogurt based dishes. This is a nice sauce to serve with grill food, specially meats.. 🙂

  2. The sauce is great, so is that lush green dill..such beautiful picture…I too enjoyed it when we made it..and yes I too added the homemade sour cream..

  3. You would think I would be sick of seeing tzatziki sauce after seeing all the recipes in the last hour while commenting but when food is plated and presented as beautifully as you do in your photos, you gave me my daily dose of food porn – photos are just gorgeous!!!

  4. You would think I would be sick of seeing tzatziki sauce after seeing all the recipes in the last hour while commenting but when food is plated and presented as beautifully as you do in your photos, you gave me my daily dose of food porn – photos are just gorgeous!!!

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