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Creamy Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is the king of sauces in my book. It’s delicious and healthy, but most of all, it’s versatile. Tzatziki sauce can be used as a dip for pita chips, fries or veggies, as a sauce for gyros, falafel, wraps or sandwiches, and as a light and simple salad dressing. Tzatziki sauce recipes range from quick to time consuming, healthy to indulgent. I’ve made tzatziki sauce a million times and this recipe is my favorite version as it’s perfectly rich and flavorful, lower in fat than the sour cream versions, and quick to throw together. I use creamy plain Greek yogurt, a mix of grated and diced cucumber, lots of lemon, fresh garlic, and a touch of rich olive oil to make a super refreshing tzatziki sauce that makes any meal a little tastier.


Light & Refreshing Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce
Serves: 4    Start to Finish: 15 minutes

12-14 ounces 2% plain Greek Yogurt (I often use 4%)
1 Cucumber (peel, cut in half length-wise, scrape out seeds)
2 TBS fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp Kosher Salt, fine grain
1/2 tsp, minced garlic
Black Pepper, to taste
1 tsp Olive Oil, optional
To Make:
Grate half of the cucumber into a small bowl. Dice the other half of the cucumber and add to the grated half. Mix in yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. I used about 8 cracks of the pepper mill. Stir to combine, cover, and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.

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