Are you searching for an easy, authentic, and even healthy tzatziki sauce to use with your Greek-inspired dishes? Look no further because we are going to show you how to combine non-fat Greek yogurt, cucumbers garlic, oil, and herbs to create a 10-minute homemade, low-fat tzatziki sauce that is definitely a WHOLE LOTTA YUM!
Low Fat Tzatziki Sauce
We absolutely love the creamy and tangy flavor of our healthy tzatziki sauce on gyros, Greek salads, and other Greek-inspired dishes. The combination of cool Greek yogurt with cucumbers, garlic, lemon, and herbs helps to bring out the flavors of both the meats and vegetables in a way that just makes everything perfect.
Super versatile, this healthy tzatziki sauce goes with a plethora of dishes and can be served in a variety of ways. Try it as an appetizer with warm bread or sliced vegetables, as a dressing over salads including a Greek salad, or in a pita with all of the amazing fixings for a gyro. No matter how you utilize out healthy tzatziki sauce recipe, you are going to love it!
Why You’ll Love This!
- You can create this Mediterranean condiment in your own kitchen, without any special tools or fancy gadgets required, in just 10-minutes!
- We are making our healthy tzatziki sauce with non-fat Greek yogurt to keep in light on calories and fat but never light on flavor.
- Seasoned with garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, our low-fat tzatziki sauce perfectly blends creamy and tangy in a condiment that pairs with almost anything, Greek or not.
- Made with you in mind, our tzatziki sauce recipe is gluten-free, low-fat, low-carb, and keto-friendly to help you expertly dress up your foods while still staying true to your healthy eating plan.
Are you wondering just what to serve your healthy tzatziki sauce with? How about trying it atop a classic Greek salad or drizzled over some baked thin chicken breasts paired with a Greek Caprese salad (simply swap the mozzarella for feta)?
Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce
In order for your healthy tzatziki sauce to be as flavorful as possible, be sure you are working with fresh ingredients! This is not the time to be digging out questionable lemons and garlic from the fridge. 😉
- non-fat Greek yogurt
- cucumber – peeled and finely chopped
- olive oil
- fine sea salt
- black pepper
- garlic cloves
- fresh dill – finely chopped
- lemon – fresh squeezed
- If you want the cucumber flavor but not little pieces of cucumber in the sauce, grate the cucumber on a box grater instead to finely shred it.
- Vegan – To make your tzatziki sauce vegan, use a plant-based yogurt or sour cream in place of Greek yogurt.
- Keto/Low-Carb – Swap the low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt for a full-fat variety to keep the net carbs lower.
Step by Step Instructions
Prepare the cucumber by slicing or grating, combine your ingredients, and stir. Making a creamy and tangy homemade tzatziki sauce is truly that easy.
Peel the cucumber and chop it into very fine pieces.
Alternately, you can use either a grater or a food processor if you prefer you cucumber pieces to be smaller.
Mince the garlic.
In a small bowl, add the Greek yogurt, prepared cucumber, olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper, minced garlic cloves, fresh dill, and lemon.
Stir the sauce ingredients until they’re well combined.
The sauce can be served immediately or you can let it rest in the fridge for 1-2 hours to help the flavors to blend.
Serve with Greek salad, gyros, meat kabobs, or flatbread.
- Any type of Greek yogurt can be used in this recipe; however, plain yogurt other than Greek will result in a very thin sauce and is not recommended.
- If your healthy tzatziki sauce is too runny, try draining the cucumbers before adding them using either a strainer or a cheesecloth.
- You can serve your tzatziki sauce as soon as you make it, but for best results cover the sauce and allow it to chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
- For a pretty presentation, drizzle a small amount of oil and dill on top of your sauce before you serve it (completely optional).
This easy and healthy tzatziki sauce goes perfectly with Greek salad, gyros, and pita bread. You can also serve it as a dipping sauce for both lamb or chicken.
Stored in a covered container in the fridge, your tzatziki will last up to 4 days.
Our low-fat tzatziki sauce, made with non-fat Greek yogurts, contains just 35-calories per serving! (Please note that our recipe makes 8 servings.)
More Sauce Recipes
Looking for more sauce recipes?
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 tsp lemon, fresh squeezed
- Peel the cucumber and chop it into very fine pieces.
- In a small bowl add the Greek yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper, garlic cloves, fresh dill, and lemon.
- Stir the sauce ingredients until they're well combined.
- The sauce can be served immediately or let it rest in the fridge for 1-2 hours to help the flavors to blend.
- Serve with Greek salad, gyros, meat kabobs, or flatbread.
Any type of Greek yogurt can be used for the recipe. Using a type of plain yogurt other than Greek will result in a very thin sauce.
If you want the cucumber flavor but not little pieces of cucumber in the sauce, grate the cucumber on a box grater instead to finely shred it.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 35Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 1mgSodium 156mgCarbohydrates 2gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 3g