The best Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Recipe! This easy tzatziki sauce is made with Greek yogurt, sour cream and fresh dill! It's thick and creamy (not watery) and so delicious! It perfectly compliments Mediterranean dishes, and makes a great party dip!
Course condiment, Side Dish
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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!
Greek yogurt/sour cream. I have made this recipe with all these ingredients from fat free to full fat, and it always turns out amazing. Obviously, the higher the fat content the richer and creamier the taste will be.
White Balsamic Vinegar. You can use any light colored vinegar such as apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, etc.
Garlic powder. Fresh minced garlic can be used in place of garlic powder.
Fresh Dill. If necessary you can substitute freeze-dried dill.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. I do not recommend freezing this tzatziki recipe.