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Tzatziki sauce

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Tzatziki sauce is a Greek and Turkish based dipping sauce usually consisting of goat or sheep yogurt, mixed with fresh herbs, cucumber, lemon juice and olive oil. It’s as good as it sounds.


  • 8 ounces goat yogurt
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • smoked paprika, to taste (optional)


  1. In a blender, combine goat yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, fresh dill, garlic cloves and sea salt.
  2. Purée on high.
  3. Store in a serving bowl and top with smoked paprika, if desired.
  4. Serve alongside falafel or fresh cut vegetables.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: Dips, Sauce, Dressings, Appetizers
  • Method: Blender or Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Greek


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup (56g)
  • Calories: 82
  • Sugar: 1.6g
  • Sodium: 161mg (11% DV)
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.4g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg

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