Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki (zat-zee-kee) sauce is a delicious, refreshing compliment to lamb gyros and other foods that combines the cool crispness of cucumbers with the delicious creaminess of yogurt. Try it today with grilled foods or as a light side to richer meals. 


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 and ½ cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Chop the cucumber in a food processor or blender until nearly liquefied. Strain through a cloth to remove excess moisture, being careful to not over-drain and lose too much of the fresh flavor.
2. Mix the cucumber, yogurt, garlic, sour cream and mayonnaise together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.