Updated: May 11, 2020
Everything is better with tzatziki. I’ll say it again, everything is better with tzatziki. Tzatziki is a yogurt based dressing flavored with herbs, spices, garlic and fresh fruits like cucumber and lemon juice. Not only is it quick to make, easy to keep and drastically healthier than many other dressings but it is simply delicious!
I love this dressing because it takes all of 2 minutes to make and it truly gets better with age. I love to make it ahead and let the flavors marinate together for a bit.
Tzatziki is also very versatile.
By using milk or a milk substitute you can turn it from a dip to a dressing. I love tzatziki as a dip for fresh veggies or adding a dollop on top of burgers or sandwiches. By thinning it out with milk the dip becomes a whole new recipe! As a dressing, I drizzle it on EVERYTHING! It’s the perfect healthy dressing for your salad or bowl concoctions. It pairs perfectly over a big bed of greens with our Tomato Cucumber Salad and Quick Pickled Onions. It brings any protein to the next level too, try it over our 4 ingredient Greek Turkey Meatballs or over our juiciest chicken recipe, the Greek Marinated Chicken. I love it in my copycat #Cava Mediterranean rice bowls but my absolute favorite is poured over our delicious Greek Chicken Gyro recipe with ALL the fixings.
Homemade Tzatziki Dressing
4 servings | 5 minutes
1/4 cucumber, minced or grated (50g)
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (~8oz)
1/2 tbsp dried dill
1 tbsp fresh mint
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Juice of 1 lemon
Milk of preference to desired consistency (~1/4 cup), I used unsweetened original almond milk
Combine grated or minced cucumber, yogurt, dill, salt, pepper and lemon in a bowl.
Pour in milk 1 tbsp at a time until you reach desired consistency (ie. Less or no milk for a dip consistency, more milk for a dressing consistency).
Can prepare up to a day ahead of time.
I prefer to stir in the fresh minced mint just prior to serving but you could definitely add this in advance as well.
Note: if you don’t like the flavor of mint, sub it for parsley or leave the herbs out entirely!