Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Serve this sauce with gyros or souvlaki, or as a healthy, low carb dip with vegetables. It’s fresh and easy, so let’s get to it!
What is Tzatziki made of?
Tzatziki is a yogurt-based sauce that can also be used as a spread or a dip, depending on how thick you like the consistency. Regardless of consistency, here are the basic ingredients:
I have used nonfat Greek yogurt in this recipe – it works and it’s guilt-free. Nonfat Greek yogurt isn’t like nonfat sour cream, which is total barf. I actually really enjoy nonfat Greek yogurt because somehow I’m still able to trick my brain into thinking I’m eating something fattening.
But some people prefer a richer flavor, and if you ordered Tzatziki in a restaurant they would never serve it with nonfat yogurt. It’s really up to you. I’m not saying that nonfat is what you should use, I’m just saying it works.
How is Tzatziki pronounced?
The correct way to say tzatziki is “tsah-TSEE-kee”. The “ts” sound is pronounced just like the double z in the word pizza.
In addition to being a food nerd, I’m also a grammar nerd, so it really bugs me when people misspell and mispronounce things. This creamy, dreamy sauce is not called “ta-ZEE-kee”, people!
What is Tzatziki served with?
For more keto-friendly recipes, try these:
- Restaurant-Style 3 Cheese Queso Dip
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Shrimp & Spinach Salad w/ Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette
How to Make Tzatziki Sauce (Keto, Gluten Free & Vegetarian)
- 1 pint (16 oz.) Greek yogurt
- 1 cucumber peeled, seeded and finely diced
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp. fresh dill minced
- Fold all ingredients together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.