A number of easy tzatziki sauce recipes are available online, including from the Food Network and allrecipes.com. Recipes with lengthier descriptions and instructions are available from websites such as acouplecooks.com and the Wanderlust Kitchen.
Other websites that have easy recipes include greek.food.com, myrecipes.com, foodrepublic.com and realsimple.com. The recipe on the Food Network's website is the most succinct, but nearly all tzatziki recipes are easy to follow. Estimated preparation time ranges from 15 minutes to three hours including refrigeration time.
While the ratio of ingredients varies slightly on different websites, most tzatziki recipes consist of Greek yogurt, cucumber, minced garlic, lemon zest, dill, salt and pepper. Some recipes also call for olive oil, white wine vinegar, mint or parsley. In most recipes, the cucumbers are shredded or diced, then all of the ingredients are whisked or blended together to make the sauce. Most recipes suggest chilling tzatziki sauce before serving. The most frequent serving suggestion for tzatziki sauce is as a dipping sauce for pita wedges or vegetables.
Traditional Greek tzatziki sauce is made using yogurt made from goat or sheep milk. It is similar to sauces made in other countries near Greece, such as cacik in Turkey and tarator in the Balkans.