Tzatziki Sauce in Black Serving Dish

Tzatziki sauce for dipping and topping

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I keep Tzatziki sauce in the refrigerator almost always during the summer, it’s great for dipping sliced vegetables and as a topping for fish.

The most time consuming part of preparing a Tzatziki sauce is grating the cucumber.  First peel the cucumber then slice in  half lengthwise.. To easily remove the seeds simply run a knife down the row of seeds. 

Another favorite dip if classic Easy Bruschetta Recipe



Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Wonderful topped on salmon or as a dipping sauce with grape tomatoes, celery, cucumbers or your favorite crudites.


  • 1/2 large hothouse cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 1 (7 ounce) container of Fage Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced
  • 1 cloves garlic, pressed and mashed into a paste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh mint, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • dash of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Carefully drain the excess water from the cucumberand pat with a towel to remove any extra moisture.

Add cucumber into a medium size bowl.

Mix in yogurt, shallot, garlic, dill, mint, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and stand for ten minutes and stir in the olive oil.

Stir mixture and transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle any leftover mint and dill on top.


Serve as a dip with fresh vegetables or a topping on grilled meats.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 38 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 36mg Carbohydrates: 3g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietician.

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