Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
Remember moving into your first home or apartment? Remember the freedom you felt? The excitement of independence? You felt powerful because the decisions were yours alone. You decided where your furniture went, how late you stayed up, how late you stayed out, what you ate, who visited you, and what you watched on T.V. Cleanliness was now in your hands at last, and you could live in filth if you wanted.
Moving is a busy time, and Jeff and I are almost up to our elbows, as we purchase our first home. This is a super easy recipe that you can whip up in no time, perfect for when you are busy. Add to gyros or, one of our favorites, salmon burgers. (Hint: easy gyros coming next week!)
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
Prep time: 15 minutes, set time: 25 hours
1 English cucumber
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
1 clove of garlic, chopped
32 oz Greek yogurt
1. Peel the cucumber and spoon out the seeds.
2. Grate the cucumber and add to a medium sized bowl.
3. Lightly drain the extra juice from grated cucumber.
4. Add the vinegar, salt, dill, and garlic to the bowl, and stir.
5. Let sit for one hour.
6. Stir in the yogurt. Let sit for 24 hours.
What’s your favorite food to have with Tzatziki sauce? Let us know in the comments!
Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.
17 thoughts on “Homemade Tzatziki Sauce”
I haven’t had this in such a long time. I will be pinning this recipe for later. yum
I love having this at Greek restaurants! I want to try making it 🙂 It looks great.
Thanks Jessica! It’s really easy to make. 🙂
I love cucumbers so I might give this a try. I never heard of Tzatziki sauce. Thanks for the info.
The dill and vinegar give the sauce a bit of a kick.
I”m very hungry reading this great post, everything sound and looks delicious, thanks 🙂
This sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the recipe! I love this sauce!
Now all we need is homemade Pita!
I’ve got a Gyro recipe for Saturday…but I’ll have to look into making a homemade pita. 🙂
Yum! Love Tzatziki sauce! I just made it last week in fact! Yours looks delicious and your photos are beautiful!
I am always looking for new things to create in the kitchen. I will have to give this a try.
As a Greek I can confirm that with this recipe you will make perfect tzatziki. 😉
Thank you so much!