My Greek tzatziki sauce is an EASY dip with just 1.2g net carbs. Keto tzatziki sauce can be made in 10 minutes and is great with chips, bread, meats, and more.
Everyone MUST learn how to make tzatziki sauce. It's the ultimate proof that simplicity is key in food. The best thing is my Keto tzatziki sauce recipe is so simple (just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes) and the ways to use it are limitless! Enjoy it as a refreshing dip, spread on crackers, slathered on bread, or as a sauce for skewers. Seriously, this easy tzatziki sauce tastes incredible and can be used in so many ways.
So, you must be excited, right? Do you want to make your own homemade tzatziki sauce?
GREAT! I'm excited to share my recipe to make tzatziki sauce yourself. I'll give you uncomplicated step-by-step instructions below.
If you've been following me for some time now, you know I LOVE Greek food. Mediterranean cuisine is so healthy and delicious while simple to make. I use tzatziki sauce all the time and in so many different ways. I'm finally sharing my version, and I hope you love it as much as I do!
Why You'll Love It
- Just 1.2g carbs per 2 tbsp. serving of Tzatziki!
- Very easy to make in just 10 minutes
- Versatile and perfect with appetizers, sides, meats, and more
How To Make Tzatziki Sauce
Did I mention my homemade tzatziki sauce recipe is SUPER EASY to make? Learn how to make tzatziki sauce by following these three simple steps:
- Grate the cucumber with a cheese grater into a strainer or clean kitchen towel. Squeeze out as much of the excess water as possible.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, cucumber, minced garlic, dill, and parsley.
- Gently fold in the olive oil and season with sea salt until all the ingredients are combined.
- Serve keto tzatziki sauce cold with a drizzle of olive oil.
Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients
My easy tzatziki sauce only needs 6 ingredients to make:
- Greek yogurt - Make sure you use full-fat and plain-flavored Greek yogurt (or the highest-fat one you can find). By using full-fat yogurt, the tzatziki comes out much more creamy and flavorful.
- Olive oil - Make sure you use extra virgin olive oil. If you use regular olive oil, it will overpower the other flavors of the easy tzatziki sauce.
- Cucumber - It wouldn't be tzatziki sauce without refreshing green cucumber flavor.
- Fresh dill - One of the key ingredients for traditional Greek tzatziki sauce flavor. Don't skip the dill!
- Fresh parsley - Another common ingredient in tzatziki sauce recipes. Parsley adds a fresh, peppery taste and brightens the dip.
- Garlic - Who doesn't love garlic? Minced garlic adds a pungent flavor. Feel free to add more if you're a garlic lover.
- Sea salt - Make your homemade tzatziki sauce just right by seasoning it with sea salt to taste.
What Is Tzatziki Sauce?
Authentic Greek tzatziki sauce is a dip, soup, or sauce served cold as an appetizer, side dish, or sauce.
It's traditionally made with very healthy ingredients, with the key ones being yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Other ingredients that are sometimes added to tzatziki include lemon juice, dill, mint, parsley, and thyme.
Is Tzatziki Sauce Keto Friendly?
Yes! This Greek tzatziki sauce is made with naturally low-carb and high-fat ingredients. So, how many carbs are in tzatziki sauce? Each two-tablespoon serving contains just 1.2 grams of net carbs.
As always, when buying store-bought tzatziki, make sure you check the label carefully. There may be added sugars and other nasty ingredients, so I always recommend making it at home (and it's SO easy!)
Tzatziki Nutritional Information
This is the nutritional information for 1 tablespoon (15g) of tzatziki. This information is provided by USDA FoodData Central.
|Net Carbs||0.558 g|
Can You Make Keto Tzatziki Sauce Ahead?
Definitely, my keto tzatziki sauce recipe can be made ahead of time. It tastes even better when it's had time to chill because all the flavors become enhanced and mixed together.
How Long Does Tzatziki Last?
You can keep homemade tzatziki sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for 2 to 3 days before it starts to lose texture and become runny.
If your tzatziki becomes watery/runny after sitting in the fridge, simply drain off any excess liquid. Give it a good mix, and it will be just as delicious as when you first made it!
Homemade Tzatziki Sauce Serving Ideas
Tzatziki sauce keto style goes well as a spread or dip for all types of low-carb bread, crackers, and chips. It's also a wonderful salad dressing for a simple salad (think tomatoes, olives, and onions). You can also use this easy tzatziki sauce with meats and skewers.
Here are some of my favorite foods to enjoy keto tzatziki with:
- Easy Keto White Bread - Serve spread on a slice of bread.
- Rosemary Focaccia Bread - Goes so well as a dip with this focaccia bread.
- Chicken Skewers - The perfect sauce to pair with my chicken skewers.
Keep it simple and dip, dip, dip away with these:
Greek Keto Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
- 2 cups Greek Yogurt full-fat
- 1 medium Cucumber
- 1 clove Garlic minced
- 4 tablespoon Olive Oil extra virgin, and extra for garnish
- 2 tablespoon Dill fresh, chopped
- 2 tablespoon Parsley fresh, chopped
- Sea Salt to taste
- Prepare all the ingredients.
- Grate the cucumber with a cheese grater into a strainer. Squeeze out as much liquids as possible.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the Greek yogurt with the cucumber, minced garlic, dill, and parsley.
- Fold in the olive oil and season with salt.
- Serve cold drizzled with olive oil.