Sauces are one of the best ways to elevate a meal, and this Keto Tzatziki Sauce is my idea of perfection. With fresh dill, mint, and a kick of garlic, this creamy sauce is so full of flavor. It is perfect served with Mediterranean inspired dishes like these Grilled Lamb Kebabs or Keto Lamb Meatballs.
You might have guessed by now that I am all about the sauces.
From Keto Teriyaki Sauce to Steak Sauce, Garlic Lemon Aioli, and Keto Chimichurri, I love them all.
If I had to pick a favorite Tzatziki Sauce would land in my top five. So of course, I had to make Tzatziki Sauce keto style!
This recipe is so simple to make and the perfect way to add an extra punch of flavor to your dishes - especially those with Mediterranean flavors.
I think you will agree - this easy dip deserves to make a regular appearance in your meals!
What is Tzatziki Sauce?
Tzatziki sauce is a savory yogurt-based dip or sauce with cucumber, garlic, and fresh herbs.
How Do You Make Tzatziki Sauce Keto-Friendly?
To make tzatziki sauce keto-friendly, simply make sure that you are using full-fat yogurt. Check the labels and go with the brand that has the lowest carbohydrates. If you like, another option is to use sour cream in place of the traditional yogurt.
How Many Carbs are in Tzatziki Sauce?
The number of carbohydrates will vary by recipe. This one has a little less than 2 net carbs per serving.
Can You Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?
Yes! This is a great recipe to prepare ahead of time. I like to make it at least four hours before serving to give the flavors a chance to blend in the refrigerator. Salting the cucumber keeps the dip from getting too watery so that you can keep it in the fridge for about four days.
Can I Skip Salting the Cucumber?
You can, but I don't recommend it. Cucumber is about 96% water. Salting cucumber helps the vegetable to release some of its water. If you skip salting, you will end up with Tzataki that is watery and will continue to get more watery the longer it sits. This means it won't last as long in the refrigerator.
Do I Need to Seed the Cucumber?
Yes - for best tasted and texture, I recommend seeding them. The seeds add little flavor and are very watery. To seed a cucumber, peel it and half it lengthwise. Run a small scoop inside each half to scoop out the seeds.
What are the Best Cucumbers for Tzataki?
I prefer American cucumbers that are dark green. Seedless English Cucumbers have less flavor.
How to Make Keto Tzatziki Sauce
Start by salting the cucumber to release water. To do this, place the seeded and chopped cucumber in a colander over a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 10 minutes.
Use a clean dishcloth to wring out as much liquid as you can.
In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber, sour cream or yogurt, lemon juice, dill, mint, and garlic.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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- Looking for another easy way to enjoy this Tzatziki Sauce? Make chicken using this Keto Chicken Marinade and it will leave your tastebuds singing.
- When you are craving Asian-inspired flavors, this Keto Teriyaki Sauce is alway a hit. Use it to make Keto Teriyaki Chicken.
Keto Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 cucumber seeded and chopped fine
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the cucumber in a colander and set over a bowl. Sprinkle with the salt and let stand for 10 minutes. Transfer the cucumber to a clean dishcloth and wring out as much liquid as you can.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the cucumber, sour cream, lemon juice, dill, mint, and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper.