It’s Tzatziki Sauce Recipe time, so get your pitas ready. I shared my favorite Greek salad on Monday, and today I’m back with another Greek staple: this cold, refreshing cucumber tzatziki sauce. One of the great things about summer is how simple it is to make supper.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, which are among my favorite ingredients, are in season. Tomatoes are sweeter and juicier, berries are plumper, peppers are snappier, and our herb garden is at its most pungent.
When I want to highlight these peak-season vegetables, sometimes all it takes is creating a sauce to spice them up.
This tzatziki sauce is a fantastic way to highlight summer fruit since it’s thick and creamy, vibrant, and full of fresh herbs.
So mix it everything together, serve it with a huge dish of pita and your favorite summer vegetables, and call it supper!
What is Tzatziki Recipe?
Tzatziki Sauce Recipe is a cucumber and salted yogurt dip prepared using strained yogurt, shredded cucumber, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and herbs.
Although traditional Greek Tzatziki Recipe is prepared with sheep or goat yogurt, my tzatziki recipe uses standard full-fat Greek yogurt.
It’s simpler to get at the store, and it still has the creamy, thick consistency you’re looking for in Tzatziki Sauce Recipe. For a vibrant, summery touch, I add fresh mint and dill to the mix along with the other traditional components.
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce Recipe?
Tzatziki Sauce Recipe was originally introduced to me to Greek restaurants, but I’ve since discovered that it’s really simple to make at home. It’s now one of my go-to summer sauces, right alongside pesto.
Here’s how to go about it:
- Start by grating the cucumber. To give my final sauce texture and lots of green flecks, I use the biggest holes on a box grater.
- Next, squeeze the water out of the grated cucumber. This step is crucial for a creamy tzatziki; if you ignore it, the water from the cucumber will divide your sauce. Squeeze the cucumber over the sink, or softly press it between kitchen towels or paper towels.
- After that, combine everything! Combine the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and herbs in a large mixing bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Mix yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill, and garlic together in a food processor or blender.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
- For the finest taste, transfer to a separate dish, cover, and chill for at least one hour.