It’s the fresh herbs and bright flavors that really make this Creamy Tzatziki Dipping Sauce shine.  This is whipped feta taken to the next level. This Greek inspired sauce can be used as a dip or a spread.

Dipping a carrot

This mediterranean inspired recipe is so easy and it will take you only minutes using your food processor or blender. Whipped with tangy feta, Greek yogurt, cucumber and fresh herbs like dill and mint.

This sauce evolved from Indian raita (also a creamy cucumber based yogurt sauce) that is used in Indian cuisine to cool the palate after eating spicy dishes. 

Colorful carrots, fig crackers and snap peas arranged on a plate with dipping sauce viewed from overhead

After the Greeks tasted the sauce in India, they liked it so much (even though their food is not spicy) they decided to make their own delicious variation, using Greek yogurt to serve with their dishes. The name is from the Turkish word cacik.

There are so many ways to serve this gluten free sauce. Drizzle it on a Gyro, dip your falafel or spread it on a sandwich. I may have “accidentally” dipped fries in it once and was very happy about it!

Not a fan of Greek yogurt? You can substitute sour cream for the same delicious result.

A closeup of the dipping sauce garnished with fresh dill and mint
How long can you keep tzatziki?

This sauce will stay fresh and delicious up to 2 weeks in a sealed container, refrigerated. It also tastes better the longer it sits.

How do you pronounce ‘tzatziki’?

Sometimes when you have 2 consonants together like this, one of the letters is silent, but not in this case. You do actually pronounce the T and Z together to make a tsah sound – tsah-zee-kee.

If you’ve made this or any other recipe, please leave a comment below. I love to hear from my readers.

Tzatziki dipping sauce in a grey bowl on a white plate surrounded by vegetables and crackers.

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Yield: 6

Creamy Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

A selection of colorful vegetables and crackers with a bowl of creamy tzatziki dipping sauce

A creamy sauce with blended feta, Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon and fresh herbs.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (180 grams) ounces feta
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cups (65 grams) cucumber, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon plus 1 teaspoon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Palm full of fresh dill
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small pinch ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 116Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 10mgSodium 204mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 4g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.