Tsatsiki Sauce

17 Reviews
100% would make this recipe again

A Greek sauce made from yogurt, cucumber, and garlic, used as a dip or as a condiment for grilled meats.

Brining : 30 min Preparation : 10 min Standing : 1 h
150 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Bone-healthy


1 cucumbers, medium size 260 g
2 cups yogurt, plain, 2% 500 g
2 tbsp wine vinegar 30 mL
2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
2 cloves garlic
4 tbsp fresh mint, chopped 12 g
paper towels
salt [optional]

Before you start

Tsatsiki (pronounced tzah-ZEE-kee) is easy to make, but it is important to use fresh ingredients and combining them to reach the correct balance between the rich but not sweet taste of a good Greek style yogurt, the freshness of cucumber and the pungency of garlic. You can vary its thickness as you like, but remember: you should eat it with a fork!


  1. Peel, cut in half and seed the cucumber. Keep half the skin aside. Grate the cucumber coarsely and place the pieces in a sieve, add salt, and let drain about 30 min. Squeeze the pulp to extract liquid and wrap in paper towels to dry.
  2. In the meantime, pour the yogurt into a fine-screen colander. Let drain 30 min.
  3. Place the cucumber pulp in a bowl, add the drained yogurt, vinegar, oil, and a pinch of salt. Whisk well. Press and mince the garlic, chop the mint and cucumber skin, then add them to the bowl and mix.
  4. Chill, covered, a least 1 h before serving.


Keep up to 7 days, covered, in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (200g)


% Daily Value




9 g

14 %

Saturated 2.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

11 %


10 mg


90 mg

4 %


12 g

4 %


1 g

2 %


10 g


7 g

Vitamin A

3 %

Vitamin C

5 %


23 %


4 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 serving
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving


This recipe is :
Low  :
Source of  :
Folacin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin B12
Free  :
Added Sugar
Diet-related health claims  :


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables ½
Milk and Alternatives 1
Fats 1 ½

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17 Reviews (16 with rating only ) 100% would make this recipe again
april 21, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This is the best tsatsiki we ever had.

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This recipe is in the following categories

Vegetables | Dairy | Sauces & Dips | Vegetarian | Bone-healthy | Kosher | Halal | High Calcium | Low Sodium | No Cook | Greek

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april 21, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This is the best tsatsiki we ever had.

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