After making my chicken gyros and homemade pita bread, I knew that something was missing. Tzatziki sauce. It’s that cold sauce added to a gyro right before serving and my favorite part. It’s creamy, tangy, and very flavorful. I even made a little extra as a dip for vegetables!
Greek gyros and kebabs aren’t complete without tzatziki sauce and it’s actually a really simple sauce to make yourself! Just make it ahead of time and place it in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to meld (this is important!). You want those flavors to mingle and get to know one another.
We don’t want the ingredients tasting like they are on their first date; we need a long relationship here. Too far?
The dill can also be substituted for mint or parsley for a little twist!
You can find my chicken gyro and pita bread recipes here.
- 16 ounces greek yogurt
- 1 cucumber
- 3 cloves garlic, grated
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Peel the cucumber. Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise and use a spoon to remove the seeds. Dice the cucumber into small pieces and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the greek yogurt, diced cucumber, red wine vinegar, dill, oregano, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to develop.