Are you looking for the easiest way to bring flavor to your favorite Greek-inspired recipes?

tzatziki sauce on serving platter with cucumbers and pita bread

One that is so so easy, takes barely any time to make, and that of course, still delivers all the flavor? Well, we’re here for it friends. It’s right here.

Your answer for those nights when you’re feeling a little extra lazy, not wanting to grate cucumbers, yet still craving the flavorful tang of tzatziki.

Enjoy it drizzled across loaded sweet potato fries, slathered in a mushroom gyro, or as a delicious dip with cucumber and pita bread. Endless possibilities, my friend.

What is Tzatziki Sauce?

Before we get more into the lazy version of this magical sauce, let’s cover what tzatziki sauce is.

Authentic tzatziki sauce is a Greek yogurt sauce that is traditionally made with, well, of course, yogurt, grated and stained cucumbers, and fresh herbs – mainly dill – olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. It’s served cold with a variety of dishes.

What makes this version so easy?

This is my inspired attempt at an easy “lazy” tzatziki sauce when I don’t necessarily have time to grate and drain cucumbers (which, if I’m being honest, is most often).

It fits the chilled, creamy yogurt sauce bill. It’s got the herbs (dried, because, again, this is my lazy version), the lemon juice (fresh here, because ALWAYS FRESH PLZ), olive oil, and garlic.

The punchy, tangy flavor delivers in all aspects. And if you have a little more time? Well, of course, you can grate and drain the cucumbers to add in and make it a real tzatziki sauce.

Reader review

5 (39 ratings)

This is so so good and so easy to make. Made extra to have during the week. 10/10 recommend. – Samantha


How to Make Tzatziki Without Cucumbers

Now, in the name of laziness, all that’s required is one bowl to mix up the ingredients.

And go ahead, mix it up in the bowl you’re going to serve (or store) it in, and really up the ease factor.

pouring lemon juice into bowl

The order doesn’t matter so much – add the ingredients in, stir them together, taste test for the salt and herb levels, adjust to your preference, and away you go!

How do I serve tzatziki sauce?

Tzatziki is served chilled and pairs so beautifully with a variety of Mediterranean dishes. For an easy appetizer, serve it with warm slices of pita bread and vegetables to dip in it.

easy tzatziki sauce with pita and cucumbers

Here are a few more delicious ideas for enjoying this lazy girl tzatziki when the craving strikes:

Make-Ahead and Store

Easily make this dip ahead of time – or don’t, because you know, that’s the whole point of it being so easy – and relish in the fact that you have tzatziki in your fridge on demand. n

Simply mix it together and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days and enjoy as you will!

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Get the Recipe Easy 5-Minute Tzatziki Sauce Without Cucumber

This easy tzatziki sauce is absolutely the lazy way out when you need creamy, tangy Greek yogurt sauce and STAT. This version is made without grated cucumbers, making it quick – ready in under 5 minutes!




  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until fully combined. Taste test and adjust as needed per your preferences. Drizzle with olive oil for serving, if desired.
    1/2 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt, 1-2 garlic cloves, 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon dried dill, 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Serve as a dip with warm pitas, in a gyro, or with Mediterranean Nachos. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.


The recipe makes approximately 1/2 cup of sauce. 
Serving: 2TBSP, Calories: 20kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 155mg, Potassium: 56mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1mg
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By the Way…

This recipe is part of our collection of savory homemade sauce recipes. Check it out!