Tzatziki sauce, or Greek cucumber yogurt sauce, is one of my favorite things on Earth. I used to love getting chicken souvlaki or lamb gyros on pita and dousing them in the sauce when I was a kid, having no idea it was not only completely delicious, but healthy, too.
Even though I had an idea that it was simple to make, until a few weeks ago, I’d never tried it at home. It was a delicacy I only had out at restaurants, particularly at Zatinya in DC (one of my favorite restaurants). Since I started eating meat again, I’m always looking for something delicious, easy, and healthy to take simply cooked chicken up a notch.
After trying this sauce out three weeks ago, I’ve made it FOUR different times since then, which is a lot for me because I don’t usually repeat things! But, this takes about 2 minutes to make, is delicious, and helps get dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less.
Super Simple Tzatziki
- Entire recipe yields 2 servings with 1 pt+ each
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- 2/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt
- 1/2 large cucumber, deseeded
- 1-2 cloves garlic, to taste
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
First, roughly chop the cucumber and garlic.
If you don’t love garlic, I would recommend mincing it at this point, but I like having small chunks of garlic in the sauce so I didn’t do that.
Next, add the garlic and the cucumber to a mini food processor.
Pulse it for about 30 seconds, until the cucumbers and garlic are to your desired size.
Empty the contents of the processor into a bowl.
Add in the yogurt, and stir it up.
Season with salt and pepper, and taste it to make sure it’s seasoned to your liking.
I served mine with some simply baked chicken. I found this seasoning at Trader Joe’s that I am obsessed with lately:
I cooked chicken breast tenderloins at 350º for 20 minutes, flipping half way through, and then served it along sized a (microwaved) sweet potato and some green beans.
Everything goes well doused in the sauce, and you get a really big amount for just 1 PointPlus!