Tzatziki Sauce

  • Prep Time:
    15 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    0 minutes

  • Yield:
    6 to 8 servings


  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber unpeeled, ends trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Santa Cruz Organic® Pure Lemon Juice
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint or dill minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. PLACE yogurt in medium bowl. Grate cucumber into a colander over a bowl and press to drain well; add up to two cups cucumber to yogurt and mix until well blended.
  2. ADD olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, mint or dill to cucumber mixture and blend together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with mint or dill sprig and drizzle of olive oil; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. This is an easy to prepare version of the light and multi-purpose sauce inspired by Greek traditional cooking. Serve with grilled lamb kabobs or chops, as a vegetable dip, in a stuffed pita pocket or condiment with a grilled burger.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
Calories Per Serving: 120
Total Fat Grams: 9g
Calories From Fat Grams: 70
Saturated Fat Grams: 2g
Saturated Fat Grams Percent Daily Value: 10%
Cholesterol: 5mg
Cholesterol Percent Daily Value: 2%
Sodium: 260mg
Sodium Percent Daily Value: 11%
Carbohydrates: 6g
Carbohydrates Percent Daily Value: 2%
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 7g
Vitamin A Percent Daily Value: 2%
Calcium Percent Daily Value: 6%
Vitamin C Percent Daily Value: 6%
Iron Percent Daily Value: 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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