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Cucumber sauce

Quick Cucumber Sauce

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 3/4 cups 1x


This cucumber sauce is full of flavor and fast to make! Made in minutes with Greek yogurt, lemon, and dill, it’s like a quick tzatziki.


  • 1 cup grated cucumber (1 medium or 2/3 large)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill*
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Water


  1. Peel the cucumber and coarsely grate it. Place it in a clean tea towel or dish towel and squeeze tightly over a sink to remove excess liquid.
  2. Mince the garlic. Juice the lemon.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients, then stir in about 2 to 3 tablespoons of water, until the sauce is smooth and creamy (the water amount will vary based on the yogurt brand). Store for up to 1 week refrigerated.


*If you prefer using fresh dill or have it on hand, you can use 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill.

  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cucumber sauce, Dill sauce, Yogurt sauce, Yogurt dill sauce