We’re keeping it real simple today with another sauce recipe – this time, zesty homemade tzatziki sauce!
Good Greek food is always something I’m on the hunt for. Most of the meats aren’t fried, the dishes always taste really fresh, and you get a ton of tasty veggies with your meals. They cook with a lot of heart-healthy ingredients like olive oil. As a bonus: nothing sets off an authentic gyro like creamy tzatziki sauce.
If you’ve been reading Coined Cuisine for a while, you know that I’ve been on a mission to make as many condiments from scratch as I can. It’s always cheaper, and I avoid all those funky & scary additives that most of them have.
When I had a craving for my Greek Chicken Quinoa Bowls, I knew I needed that delicious, creamy tzatziki sauce! (Right after I looked up how to pronounce tzatziki…just in case.)
This is such a quick and easy recipe with only 4 ingredients. Just make sure you drain your shredded cucumber well so the sauce isn’t extra watery. Stir everything together, season well, and let it sit so the flavors can marinate and deepen. That’s it!
Serve this homemade tzatziki sauce alongside any Greek/Mediterranean dishes you’re craving. The sauce keeps very well in the fridge too; if you’re getting take-out, save your coin that you would’ve spent on buying extra sauce and pull out a jar of this!
Zesty Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 ct. cucumber
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- Wash the cucumber, slice it in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds (these have a lot of water in them.) Grate the cucumber with a box grater.
- Using paper towels or a cheesecloth, squeeze out as much water as you can from the cucumber. You want about 3/4 cup – 1 cup of grated cucumber when you're done.
- Add grated cucumber to a large bowl. Pour in the rest of the ingredients, and season with a bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Stir thoroughly. Let sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes so the flavors mesh well. Serve alongside Greek/Mediterranean food and enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost per serving: $0.20
- Total Cost (about 6 servings): $1.18
- Those Other Guys: $1.25 a serving