Healthy Greek style tzatziki dip recipe

This tzatziki dip recipe literally takes about 5 minutes to make, and it’s one of the tastiest I’ve ever eaten!

I have it for lunch quite a lot, especially when I want something light, but quick and satisfying.

lunch bowl with tzatziki dip, salmon and tomato

Just add a few spoonfuls of this fabulous dip to a bowl, along with a small can of salmon, or some diced chicken breast.

Then all you need is a chopped tomato for a super fast, super healthy, nutritious lunch bowl!

Of course you can add other ingredients to your bowl, such as avocado, beans, carrot, beetroot, quinoa, couscous, spinach or lettuce leaves, nuts, etc.

bowl of tzatziki dip on a chopping board with carrot and celery sticks

This tzatziki dip is also perfect as a light, healthy high protein post workout snack.

Just chop up a carrot and some celery or red pepper sticks for dipping.

Tzatziki dip ingredients on a chopping board

A couple of quick tips for making this tzatziki dip

  • You can use any type of cucumber for this dip; I like to use a small Lebanese cucumber, and I use the whole cucumber.


  • If you don’t have any lemons handy, a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar would be a good substitute for the lemon juice.


  • Make the dip directly into a storage container to save washing up, and to save it for later.

The flavour will develop further overnight, and your delicious tzatziki dip will be even tastier!


Making your own healthy dressings, dips and sauces is easy and such a great way to cut down on added sugar and salt.

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Tzatziki dip recipe


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You really can whip up this tzatziki dip in about 5 minutes. It's a healthy and delicious light lunch or snacking option.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Keyword healthy dips, Tzatziki dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 52kcal


  • 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 small Lebanese cucumber
  • sea salt to taste


  • Place some paper towel on a chopping board and grate the cucumber directly onto the paper towel.
  • Cover the cucumber with more paper towel and flip it over, then remove the wet towel from the top. Repeat this step once or twice more until most of the moisture from the cucumber has been absorbed.
  • Give the cucumber a good sprinkle of sea salt and set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine the yoghurt, minced garlic and lemon juice.
  • Add the cucumber to the yoghurt mix, carefully removing the paper towel. Give it a good stir and enjoy!

Recipe notes

I use a small Lebanese cucumber, but any cucumber is fine. Just use half, if you use a larger one.
Use a garlic press to quickly mince the garlic.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 3.5g
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