Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

This is so good and super easy Tzatziki recipe. I followed recipe exactly and like the flavor as is. This recipe stands on its own. We put it on lamb burgers AMAZING!!

Total Time: 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Yield:1 1/2 cups
Level:Easy

Ingredients:
1 cup Greek whole milk yogurt
1 English cucumber, seeded, finely grated and drained
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Directions

Combine together the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice and dill. Season with salt and pepper. Chill.

Note: To serve, drizzle with some olive oil and some coarsely chopped fresh mint. Serve with crudities, pita, crackers, or vegetables.

  1. Peel the cucumber, cut it in half, then scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Grate the cucumber using a box grater, then place the shreds in a fine mesh strainer and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Sprinkle with kosher salt, then let stand for at least 10 minutes to drain any remaining water. Squeeze once more to drain.
  2. Mince 1 clove garlic and chop 1 tablespoon fresh dill.
  3. When the cucumber is ready, mix cucumber, garlic, dill, 18 ounces Greek yogurt, 1 ½ tablespoons white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and a few grinds of fresh ground black pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours so the flavors can marry. Keeps up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
  4. To serve, drizzle with olive oil; if desired, garnish with olives and a sprig of dill. Serve with pita, crackers, or vegetables.

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