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  • Author: Sarah
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x



1 cucumber, divided

1 cup full fat plain yogurt

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill, or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Using the largest holes of a box grater, grate your cucumber until you have a little over 1/4 cup. Place the grated cucumber in a clean dish towel or strong paper towel and squeeze out the liquid. Add the grated cucumber to a small bowl. Use the rest of the cucumber for another time, or cut into slices and dip in the tzatziki.

To the bowl, add the yogurt, lemon juice, dill, and salt and stir.

Serve with fresh vegetables or save for a delicious sauce.


-Make sure you squeeze the liquid out of the cucumber or your sauce will be too watery

-Use full fat yogurt to get the best creamy flavor of classic tzatziki