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bowl of Greek tzatziki with crackers

Greek Tzatziki Sauce With Sour Cream

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 20kcal


  • 1/2 large English cucumber unpeeled
  • 1 cups plain yogurt thick like Balkan or Icelandic or Greek
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Grate the cucumber with the large side of a box grater into a sieve over a bowl and allow to drain 20 minutes. Press out as much liquid as you can after the 20 minutes are up.
  • Drain off any visible liquid from the yogurt. Allow yogurt to drain for 20 minutes in a separate sieve. (If your yogurt is thin then you may want to line the sieve with cheesecloth and drain yogurt over a bowl in the fridge overnight as well,) Add the olive oil, garlic and salt and cucumber and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Serve with Pita bread, baguette or raw vegetables for dipping.


Nutrition is per Tablespoon


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 1.58g | Fat: 1.13g | Saturated Fat: 0.17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.83g | Cholesterol: 0.63mg | Sodium: 19.8mg | Potassium: 30.2mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 0.63g