Alton Brown's Tzatziki Sauce

Alton Brown's Tzatziki Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 16.2
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
  • Sodium: 20.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Alton Brown's Tzatziki Sauce calories by ingredient


Use as a dip for anything you like, but especially Gyros and Falafel. Use as a dip for anything you like, but especially Gyros and Falafel.
Number of Servings: 24


    Tzatziki Sauce:
    16 ounces plain yogurt
    1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
    Pinch kosher salt
    4 cloves garlic, finely minced
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
    5 to 6 mint leaves, finely minced


Place the yogurt in a tea towel, gather up the edges, suspend over a bowl, and drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Place the chopped cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid; discard liquid. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the drained yogurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint. Serve as a sauce for gyros. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
One serving is calculated as 1 tablespoon.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PESCETARIAN.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WAY too much garlic. Made the recipe with Greek yogurt and was way too thick for a sauce or salad.
    Tip of draining chopped cucumber prior to mixing ingredients is very useful.
    - 5/24/17

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used dill instead of mint, greek yogurt and my garlic cloves must have been too big because mine it hot-garlicky....but, oh so good! Thank you - 3/18/09

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    I've made this quite a few times in the past, and had some tonight with home-made yogurt. It's delicious! - 5/3/16

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    Quick and easy - what could be better - 2/7/11