Homemade Tzatziki Dip

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce {Beard and Bonnet} #gfree #glutenfree

There is no better sauce for smothering falafel or kofta than homemade tzatziki! Creamy yogurt paired with shredded cucumber, fresh lemon, garlic, and herbs is a match made in heaven. While I primarily use tzatziki with Mediterranean fare I also love dipping crudite in it too for a light lunch or afternoon snack.  



Homemade Tzatziki Dip (Gluten Free)

  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup of good quality plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely minced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mixed herbs, minced, I used parsley, dill, and mint


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.





  1. I love Mediterranean food! Tzatziki is amazing. I’m kind of hit or miss with dill, though. Sometimes I like it and other times I don’t, so I’m stoked that you developed a recipe without it! Certain tzatzikis can be herb overkill.

    • Meg

      Jenni, I am with you! It seems like some of them are more about the dill than the cucumber, lemon, and Greek yogurt, which in my opinion are the real stars in the dip.

  2. YAY! As a Greek girl, I am particularly picky about my tzatziki and I absolutely LOVED this. I never noticed that there wasn’t dill in it, so great job!! Oh gosh and those falafel, mmmmm. I am obsessed!! We had a wonderful time this weekend, thanks again for having us, we cannot wait to do it again!!

    • Meg

      I was wondering if you noticed at all, and when you told me that you were Greek I was sure that you would call me out on the fake out.:) I am so glad that you loved it and we can’t wait to get together again either!

  3. Hi Meg!
    I totally love your blog.. I’ve like it from the very first time I looked at it! An inspiration!
    Being from Mauritius I am not very familiar with dill but recently started using it as am coming across few recipes with Dill. I liked the fact that you change it for Coriander. Am definitely going to try it during the week

    • Meg

      Thanks so much Mira! I wish I liked dill,I just don’t:(, but this tzatziki with coriander is AMAZING! I hope you like it as much as I do.

  4. Clancy Ogden

    omg…you and Beth of Tasty Yummies are buds…that totally just made my day! 🙂 y’all both have lots of great stuff!! Thanks for all the delicious recipes!!

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.