Tzatziki Sauce for Greek Dishes

Tzatziki, Greek white sauce
Goes great with Bifteki or Greek Beef steaks, Gyros, or simply just with a toasted Baguette. Also great as a dip for Vegetables, like carrots and celery

Tzatziki Sauce for Greek Dishes

Tzatziki Sauce for Greek Dishes
Category: Spread, Dip
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Goes great with Befteki, Gyros, a Vegetable dip, or just plain with toasted Baguette


  • 1/2 a large unpeeled cucumber
  • 1 1/2 cups full-fat Greek (plain) yogurt
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh dill


  • Grate the cucumber and drain through a sieve, preferable overnight in the fridge.
  • To do it quicker, press the cucumber, through a cotton towel to remove the water.
  • Combine the yogurt, garlic, oil, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Refrigerate covered overnight
  • Combine the the grated cucumber and fresh dill to the yogurt mixture and stir.


Serve chilled. Keeps in the refrigerator several days

Nutrition information

4-6 sevings
Serving Size: 1 tbsp

Goes great with the Bifteki, Greek beefsteak recipe, or Gyros

Greek dish, Gyros, Tzatziki sauce

I have been living half of my life in Germany, then US, and traveling since then. My passion is cooking, painting and glass mosaic art. I try to re-create recipes I grew up with, or I tasted while traveling in Europe.

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