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!
Are you looking for the easiest way to bring flavor to your favorite Greek-inspired recipes?
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.
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.
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.
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?
Here are a few more delicious ideas for enjoying this lazy girl tzatziki when the craving strikes:
- Easy Vegetable Greek Pitas
- Souvlaki or Gyros
- Mediterranean Nachos
- Turn it into a salad dressing
- A French fry dip (or even just crispy potatoes!)
- Loaded Greek Sweet Potato Fries
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!
More Easy Dip Recipes to Try:
- 10 Minute Whipped Ricotta
- Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing
- 3 Ingredient Roasted Garlic Aioli
- 3 Ingredient Avocado Sauce
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Easy Tzatziki Sauce Without Cucumber
- 1/2 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 –2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, more to taste
- 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.
- 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.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.
By the Way…
This recipe is part of our collection of savory homemade sauce recipes. Check it out!