Easy Tzatziki Recipe!

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Get ready for a bright, tangy, creamy and EASY Tzatziki Recipe that you will want to put on EVERYTHING!  The Tzatziki Sauce has cool and creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime zest, garlic, and scallion. 

The Perfect Condiment for so many dishes!

Tzatziki goes with so many different things!  I love to serve it with meatballs, shrimp, chicken, on salads, with quinoa, in pitas, and more!

Here are a few recipes that would be great with this Easy Tzatziki Recipe!

 

PREP FOR YOUR EASY TZATZIKI RECIPE

Zest the Lime and add it to the yogurt. 

Mince the garlic and add it to the yogurt.  FREEZER HACK: I mince a ton of fresh garlic in a mini food processor and then store it in the freezer so it’s always ready for me!

Also finely chop the scallion and add that plus salt and pepper to the yogurt.  

If you use an English Cucumber, you can keep the skins right on.  The skin has more of the nutrients and vitamins than the inside, so I love to use it.  Use the medium grate size to grate the cucumber. 

TIP: I like to grate right over a paper towel or clean towel so that you can squeeze the water out of the cucumber and can strain it out.

Shredding cucumber on grater over paper towel for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce.  The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes

Cucumber shredded with grater over paper towel for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce.  The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes

Wrap the cucumber up in the towel and squeeze all of the water out. You can mix it with the yogurt mixture now if you are eating now, but if not, then I store the cucumber in a separate bowl lined with more towel to soak up any additional water.

Hand holding cucumber wrapped in paper towel for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce.  The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes

Hand squeezing cucumber wrapped in paper towel for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce.  The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes

Add the shredded cucumber to the yogurt and mix everything to combine.

Ingredients in a bowl for Tzatziki sauce to go with Chicken Greek Meatballs. These meatballs have garlic, feta, parsley, and oregano.

What other ingredients can be used?

If you don’t have greek yogurt, which tends to be thicker, you can use regular plain yogurt and let it sit in a strainer in a coffee filter or paper towel to let some of the water drain out.  You can also use sour cream instead of yogurt.  Other ingredients you could add to this are dill, parsley, or cilantro.  You could also use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic.

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Easy Tzatziki Sauce! Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium English Cucumber
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Scallion
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • Zest from Lime same Lime used for the shrimp
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add the yogurt. Zest the Lime and add it to the yogurt. Store the remaining zested lime in a sealed container in the fridge.

  2. Mince the cloves garlic and add it to the yogurt. Also finely chop the scallion and add that plus salt and pepper to the yogurt.

  3. Using a grater on the medium grate size, grate the cucumber with the skin on. I like to grate right over a paper towel or clean towel so that you can squeeze the water out of the cucumber and can strain it out.
    Grating cucumber for Tzatziki sauce to go with Chicken Greek Meatballs. These meatballs have garlic, feta, parsley, and oregano.
  4. Wrap the cucumber up in the towel and squeeze all of the water out. You can mix it with the yogurt mixture now if you are eating now, but if not, then I store the cucumber in a separate bowl lined with more towel to soak up any additional water.
    Hand holding cucumber wrapped in paper towel for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes
  5. Finish the Tzatziki sauce by mixing the shredded cucumber to the yogurt and mix to combine.
    Ingredients in a bowl for Tzatziki sauce to go with Chicken Greek Meatballs. These meatballs have garlic, feta, parsley, and oregano.

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