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Tzatziki Sauce Keto

Tzatziki Sauce Keto

Light, refreshing and delicious keto friendly tzatziki sauce. Made with just 4 ingredients: garlic, Greek yogurt (or strained yogurt), cucumber and olive oil in no time.

I love love  Tzatziki! Every time we go to a Greek restaurant, I always ask for more tzatziki. This Greek style yogurt cucumber sauce is yummy, versatile and easy to prepare.

The bonus is it only uses a handful of uncomplicate ingredients. And tastes great with almost anything. I love serving it with bifteki and tomato rice.

The beauty of this tzatzikirecipe is that you can adjust it based on your taste. You can add fresh dill, vinegar, mustard, chives, lemon juice, increase or reduce garlic cloves, that’s up to you.

The only tricky part about this recipe is the kind of yogurt you’re using. It must be a Greek yogurt. If you don’t have access to one, just buy a normal yogurt and strain it using a cheesecloth.

Tzatziki tastes much better once it has rested for some hours or overnight. In this way garlic unfolds itself.

You’ll need to make keto tzatziki sauce:

  • 200 g (7 oz) Greek yogurt (or strained yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cucumber (approx. 250 – 300 g (8 – 10.5 oz))
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

You’ll also need:

  • garlic press and box grater
  • ½ teaspoon salt for cucumber

How to make Greek cucumber yogurt sauce

Peel and grate the cucumber on a plate.

Put the grated cucumber in a sieve, with a bowl under, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and mix well. Let cucumber sit for about 15 minutes.

  • letting cucumber sit for 15 minutes is very important, to get rid of most of the water, otherwise your tzatziki will be watery.
  • I like peeling my cucumber, but you can also just rinse it and use it.

In the meantime peel and finely chop garlic cloves. You can also press them.

In a bowl combine yogurt, oil and garlic and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

  • If you’re using a normal yogurt, just strain it using a cheesecloth to remove out the water.

After 15 minutes squeeze out the remaining water from the grated cucumber using your hands and stir it it in the yogurt mixture. Add more salt and pepper if necessary.

Cover your tzatziki with cling film and chill for 2-3 hours. Enjoy!! Tzatziki tastes much better once it has rested for some hours or overnight. In this way garlic unfolds itself.

What to serve with tzatziki sauce

You can serve tzatziki with almost anything

How long will tzatiki keep

Greek yogurt cucumber sauce will last in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just store it in an airtight container or cover with cling film (plastic wrap).

Before serving let the sauce sit at room temperature for about half an hour.

Tzatziki Sauce Keto

Light, refreshing and delicious keto friendly tzatziki sauce. Made with just 4 ingredients: garlic, Greek yogurt (or strained yogurt), cucumber and olive oil in no time.
Prep Time25 mins
Chill Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: European, Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: dips, how to, snacks, step by step photo recipe, Tzatziki
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Garlic press
  • Box grater

Ingredients

  • 200 g (7 oz) strained Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cucumber (approx. 250 -300 g (9 - 10.5 oz))
  • ½ teaspoon salt to sprinkle of cucumber
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and grate the cucumber on a plate. Put the grated cucumber in a sieve, with a bowl under, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and mix well. Let cucumber sit for about 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime peel and finely chop garlic cloves. You could also press them. In a bowl combine yogurt, oil and garlic and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. After 15 minutes squeeze out the remaining water from the grated cucumber using your hands and stir it it in the yogurt mixture. Let your tzatziki rest for some hours.

Notes

  1. letting cucumber sit for 15 minutes is very important, to get rid of most of the water, otherwise your tzatziki will be watery.
  2.  I like to peel my cucumber before using it, but you can also just rinse it and use it.
  3. If you're using a normal yogurt, just strain it using a cheesecloth to remove out the water.

Did you make this low carb tzatziki recipe? I’d love to hear from you! Simply write a review and add rating to it.

Recipe Rating




Rochelle

Friday 16th of November 2018

I have to try this. Thank you.

Ester

Saturday 24th of November 2018

I'm glad you like it Rochelle!