Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Healthy & Easy Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe! Made with Greek yogurt, this tzatziki sauce perfectly compliments all your favorite Mediterranean dishes! It's gluten-free, high-protein and irresistibly delicious! 
Course condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword condiment, cucumber, greek yogurt, homemade, sauce, sour cream, tzatziki
Prep Time 10 minutes
Water Removal 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 8 servings
Calories 34.6kcal
Author Laura



To strain the yogurt/sour cream:

  • Place a fine mesh strainer on top of a smaller bowl (to catch the water as it drains). Be sure that the strainer does not touch the bottom of the bowl and that there is at least 1-2 inches between them.
  • Put a coffee filter on top of the strainer.
  • Mix 1 cup Greek yogurt and ¼ cup sour cream together. Carefully scoop it onto the coffee filter/strainer and place it in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours.

To strain the cucumber:

  • De-seed and grate your cucumber. Put it in a colander over a bowl and sprinkle with salt.
  • Let it sit on the counter for at least 2 hours, occasionally pushing out the excess water.

Putting it together:

  • When you’re ready to make the sauce: squeeze out all excess water from cucumber by pushing it out while in the colander. Then get some thick paper towels, put cucumber in them and ring it out.
  • Put yogurt mixture in a clean, dry mixing bowl. Add all ingredients except cucumber. Once thoroughly mixed add cucumber and refrigerate for at least one hour to let flavors blend.
  • Serve with your favorite Mediterranean food like falafel or gyros!


*I have used fat-free & full-fat varieties with equal success! **Light or regular work great! ***You can substitute any other light-colored vinegar, but white balsamic is my personal favorite.


Calories: 34.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.1g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 3.3mg | Sodium: 90.2mg | Potassium: 48.2mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 2.9g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 0.1mg