Want to learn how to make a creamy and delicious dip that is as healthy as it is delicious? Learn how to make this easy tzatziki sauce with sour cream and yogurt.
Learn how To Make this Quick and Easy Tzatziki with Sour Cream and Greek Yogurt
Tzatziki sauce is a Greek sauce that is typically made from yogurt, minced garlic, cucumbers and a little olive oil and lemon. This sauce is also known as Greek cucumber sauce and served as a typical Greek condiment.
Tzatziki is so delicious when served with gyros, beef shish kebabs, diced vegetables or any grilled meats you can put between flat bread!
Spruce up your vegetable platter next time and add some vegetables, flat bread and a bowl of Tzatziki sauce. Your guests will go crazy over this deliciously different assortment.
Authentic Tzatziki is made with yogurt, but with this recipe we use the combination of both sour cream and yogurt! You can also use all sour cream in this recipe if you would like.
Ingredients Needed for Tzatziki with Sour Cream
- Sour cream
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Cloves garlic
- Fresh dill
- Garlic powder
- Fresh lemon juice
Step by Step Instructions on How to Make Delicious Tzatziki Dipping Sauce
STEP 1. Wash the cucumber and wipe dry. Peel the cucumber in “stripes” leaving 1/2 of the peel intact.
STEP 2. Using a hand grater, grate the cucumber until you get about 1-1/2 cups. Lightly salt the cucumber and let sit on a paper towel to absorb the water. Change the paper towel if it gets too wet.
STEP 3. Mix everything together in a small bowl. Taste and add additional lemon juice if desired. Refrigerate for 1 hour before using.
You will love this Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce that is healthy and delicious with tons of flavor.
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 medium cucumber, grated and lightly salted (see notes)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-1/2 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped fine
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Wash the cucumber and wipe dry. Peel the cucumber in "stripes" leaving 1/2 of the peel intact.
Using a hand grater, grate the cucumber until you get about 1-1/2 cups. Lightly salt the cucumber and let sit on a paper towel to absorb the water. Change the paper towel if it gets too wet.
Mix everything together in a small bowl. Taste and add additional lemon juice if desired. Refrigerate for 1 hour before using.
Cucumbers are a Healthy Part of Tzatziki Sauce
Did you know that cucumbers are made up of 96% water? And better yet, cucumbers contain both fiber and water to help aid in digestion.
Cucumbers are an extremely healthy snacking food that contain many vitamins and minerals. Adding more cucumbers to your diet is so healthy and this is a great way to learn to enjoy those crunchy little snacks!
Tzatziki is also delicious with some toasted flat bread. This sauce is wonderful scooped into your Gyro for lunch or dinner.
Using a sharp knife or potato peeler, cut part of the cucumber peel leaving small strips behind. If you would prefer not to have any seeds, Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and gently scrape out the seeds using a spoon.
How Long Does Tzatziki Last in the Fridge?
Store your sour cream-based Tzatziki sauce in an airtight container in your refrigerator. This sauce should easily last for about 4 days if kept chilled.
Is Tzatziki served cold?
Yes, with main ingredients like yogurt and diced cucumbers Tzatziki is best served cold or chilled. Tzatziki is served cold as a tasty dipping sauce.
What is the difference between Hummus and Tzatziki?
We love hummus too! Humus is made with chickpeas that have been blended with spices. Tzatziki is traditionally made with yogurt, cucumbers and spices.
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