Homemade Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros

homemade tzatziki sauce for gyros

homemade tzatziki sauce for gyros

My husband and I love gyros around here. My 11 year is not too big of a fan, but I am hoping with time, she will learn to love them like I did.

I haven’t always loved gyros. In fact, I used to downright turn my nose up at them (just like I did with curry and anything spicy!). Good thing God brought my husband into my life to change me of my food snobbery. I could eat gyros every day if you let me!

One of the hallmarks of a good gyro is the sauce. It is called Tzatziki and it is basically a cucumber-dill sauce that is creamy and delicious. Think of it like the Greek ranch dressing! Oddly enough, at least where I am, it is kind of hard to find in the stores and even hard to find without preservatives and other nasty stuff. This is when I decided that it was just too simple to not make myself. I came up with this recipe on the fly, but it tastes pretty darn amazing. I hope you enjoy it, too!

Use it for gyros, or even as a fry or chip dip! It tastes amazing on vegetables as well!

 

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros

 

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Homemade Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Dried Dill Weed (or half as much fresh dill)
  • ½ of a small cucumber
Instructions
  1. Start by mincing your cucumber to the sizes you want. I like mine to be pretty small, so my sauce is creamier.
  2. Add your cucumber to your Greek yogurt and add in your dill weed.
  3. Give it a good stir and then add your lemon juice. You want to make sure you stir it in well.
Notes
This can be stored in the fridge, in a covered container for up to 3 days. Make sure you give it a good stir when you take it back out to use it.

 

7 Replies to “Homemade Tzatziki Sauce for Gyros”

  1. I like Gyros. They taste so good. This is a great homemade sauce to dip them in. I hope that you are doing good. Thanks for this recipe!!

  2. This dip sounds perfect for a summer picnic! Refreshing with dill and cucumber… Wow! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂
    xox, Crystelle
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    1. Sure! Let me know how yours turns out, Crystelle!

  3. Wow! This recipe sounds so fresh and delish! I nee to try making gyros at home now! Pinning!! 🙂
    xox, Crystelle
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  4. What an awesome recipe. I am going to have to try this out on my family.

  5. I was just wondering what the shelf life it has once its been made? I love cucumber sauce and I generally love to put it on everything, I love that yours seems super simple, and there isn’t a ton of crazy ingredients in it. I will most definitely be trying this dressing out I was just wondering again what the shelf life is? or if you have any suggestions on how to get it to keep longer? Thank you

    Heather 🙂

    1. When I made it, I didn’t make very much and it was gone so quickly. It was a big hit here! I would say that it would probably last about a week due to it containing lemon juice. I would keep it in an airtight jar (like a mason jar) to make it last longer. Really, though, it’s so simple to throw together, it’s easy to just make more. Let me know how yours turns out, Heather!

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