Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

I received a sample box of yogurt to try, all opinions are my own

I love Greek food, LOVE it. So naturally I love Tzatziki sauce. I love to make Gyro’s, Greek Salad and I’m currently working on a Greek Burger. So I’ve made like 4 batches of this recently while I’m recipe testing! Mmmm

This recipe is based off of a THICK greek yogurt, if your yogurt isn’t thick enough you’ll need to strain it for awhile. It all depends on how thick you like your sauce.

You can either use a tea towel, gather and tie it to a wooden spoon over a bowl, or I find it easier to use a few paper towels in my pasta strainer over a bowl.


Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Makes 2 Cups

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe


  • 16 oz Tillamook Farmstyle Greek Yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 5 to 6 mint leaves, finely minced


  1. Place the yogurt in a tea towel or two paper towel
  2. Gather up the edges, place in a strainer
  3. Strain for 2 hours
  4. Place the chopped cucumber in a tea towel or paper towels and squeeze to remove the liquid
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the strained yogurt, squeezed cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint.
  6. For smooth finish put in food processor
  7. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Also mint leaves vary in size, if I have really small ones I use even more than the 5-6. I usually puree it in my food processor, taste it (a good cook is always tasting) and add more leaves until ALMOST as strong as I want it, it will strengthen in the fridge a bit.


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