Tzatziki is a creamy and delicious Mediterranean sauce or a dip that is seasoned with salt, lime juice, garlic and in some cases, paprika! It’s a great party dip, which can be made very easily and ahead of time. You can pair it with assorted vegetables like cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, peppers, carrots, snow peas etc. You can even cut up pita bread in four or more slices, and use that for dipping as well.
Tzatziki is typically made with Greek yogurt, which is a thicker yogurt as compared to the regular one. But feel free to use any yogurt that you like. If your yogurt isn’t thick to begin with, be sure to squeeze out the extra juice from the grated cucumber. I make this dip a lot with my homemade yogurt that I make in my pressure cooker, Instant Pot. The consistency of my homemade yogurt is in between of a greek yogurt and regular one, so, using two paper towels, I squeeze out some juices from the grated cucumber and the result is perfect!
This is how simple it is to put it together:
I always make Tzatziki sauce whenever I make Chicken Shawarma. I make a greek salad and humus, get some store-bought Pita bread and we enjoy our Greek Feast! My kids love dipping their Shawarma wrap in the Tzatziki!
Easy Tzatziki Sauce- A Great Party DipPrint Recipe
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (whole milk is best)
- 1 cup Persian or English cucumber, seeded, finely grated
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ¼ teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional, but highly recommended)
- ½ clove of garlic, grated finely (optional)
In a mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients and adjust seasoning to your taste. That's it! Serve it as a dip with vegetables and pita bread, or as a sipping sauce for Shawarma wrap!