A cool and creamy sauce or dip made with yogurt, lemon, garlic, grated cucumber and fresh herbs.
This tangy and garlicky sauce (or dip!) is an easy way to perk up dinner. My favorite time of year for cucumber yogurt sauce is summer, preferably eaten outdoors with a glass of chilled rosé in hand.
Yogurt + grated cucumber makes this sauce both creamy and light. Don't be stingy with the salt and garlic, and add plenty of fresh herbs. I usually add two types of herbs, dill and mint, but this yogurt sauce is also delicious with parsley or basil.
We've been spooning this yogurt sauce over grilled chicken, cold salmon, and roasted potatoes. I also love it as a dip for pita chips, potato chips and raw veggies.
What is Yogurt Sauce Made Of?
Yogurt sauce, also called Tzatziki, is made from yogurt (Greek or regular), fresh lemon juice, garlic, salt and fresh herbs. I also add grated cucumber for texture and cool cucumber flavor.
What do You Eat Tzatziki Sauce With?
A cool yogurt sauce can be served next to hot food or cold food (like leftover chicken and salmon)
- Grilled or roasted chicken (try sheet-pan Greek chicken breasts)
- Roasted or grilled veggies
- Raw veggies
- Pita chips, potato chips
- Vegetarian Shawarma wrapped in pita bread
- Meatballs (especially turkey meatballs)
- Cold lentil salad
More Easy Summer Meals
- Sheet-Pan Chicken & Potatoes with Citrus and Thyme
- Pesto Salmon with Gemelli Pasta
- Shrimp and Feta Garlic Bread