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Chunky Tzatziki Sauce

This quick and easy Chunky Tzatziki Sauce is the mandatory complement to any good souvlaki, but really it tastes so good, you'll want to eat it by the spoonful!
Course Condiment
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 108kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie


  • 3 Lebanese cucumbers seeded and diced
  • 1 tsp salt I use Himalayan salt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano or za'atar


  • Peel the cucumbers and remove the seeds by halving them lengthwise and running a spoon down the middle to scoop out the seeds. Slice in half lengthwise again, then dice into ΒΌ inch cubes.
  • Place the chopped cucumber in a fine mesh sieve and sprinkle with salt. Top with a small plate and add some weight, such as a large can, over that plate. Leave that to drain for about 30 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine yogurt, lemon zest and juice, garlic, black pepper, salt, parsley, mint and oregano or za'atar and stir to combine.
  • Add the cucumber to the yogurt mixture and again, stir to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate for about an hour before serving to allow the flavors to fully develop.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 12g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1787mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 40.3mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1.1mg