Tzatziki salad dressing is a delicious and refreshing dressing that is perfect for various dishes, delivering the fresh flavors of classic Tzatziki. It’s the perfect addition to your weeknight dinners, transforming ordinary salad greens into a Mediterranean delight.
If you share my love of Greek food, then you’re really going to love this tzatziki salad dressing with simple ingredients. You should also try my vegan Greek salad dressing – it’s a vinaigrette and it’s amazing.
The fresh flavors of this Greek yogurt sauce go really well with cucumbers and other fresh veggies for an easy Mediterranean salad, like this tzatziki cucumber salad.
If you’ve had Greek tzatziki sauce, you’ll find this dressing very similar but with added herbs, mayo, and a thinner consistency, making it the perfect sauce for topping your favorite salads.
This is a brief overview of the ingredients used in this recipe followed by substitution ideas. Read the recipe card for measurements.
To prep the cucumber, set a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Line it with paper towels. Grate the cucumber using the small holes on a box grater. Sprinkle a pinch of kosher salt on top of the grated cucumber and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. The excess water will drip into the bowl. Squeeze out the remaining water.
Add all of the ingredients to a bowl.
Mix well to combine. Keep refrigerated.
Tips for Making Creamy Tzatziki Dressing
What to serve with Tzatziki dressing
For a quick fresh salad try this dressing in my creamy tzatziki cucumber salad recipe.
You can also mix up a Greek salad but use this dressing instead for a creamy, herby twist. To do this mix red onion, tomato, cucumber, olives, and feta cheese in a large bowl and add some of this dressing. You can also add some greens if you like. Serve with pita chips for a filling meal.
Store this dressing in the fridge in a jar with a lid for about 5 days.
I don’t recommend freezing this dressing as the texture will change.
While garlic is a classic component of tzatziki, you can omit it if you prefer a milder taste.
Tzatziki salad dressing can last in the fridge for up to 4-5days when stored in an airtight container.
Yes, this tzatziki salad dressing is made vegan by using a non-dairy yogurt alternative such as coconut yogurt or almond yogurt along with vegan mayo.
Greek Tzatziki Salad Dressing
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup shredded cucumber
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill
- 1 clove garlic - finely grated or minced
- salt and pepper - to taste
- plant milk to thin - or water
- For the cucumber: set a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Line it with paper towels. Grate the cucumber using the small holes on a box grater. Sprinkle a pinch of kosher salt on top of the grated cucumber and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. The excess water will drip into the bowl. Squeeze out the remaining water.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl. Add the cucumber and mix well.
- Store in the fridge.
- Make sure to finely grate the garlic. I like to use a microplane.
- Make sure to use vegan yogurt and vegan mayo to make this a vegan dressing.
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