This cool and creamy mint tzatziki is a delicious Greek-inspired yogurt dip. It's thick, tangy, and loaded with fresh mint, garlic, and the sunny taste of lemon. Simply stir the ingredients together in a bowl and this versatile sauce is ready in 10 minutes!

If you love the taste of mint, also try our mint pesto, fresh mint mojito, or pomegranate salad with spinach, hazelnuts, and mint.

a close up of mint tzatziki on a veggie platter

Tzatziki (pronounced sat-ZEE-key) is a classic yogurt, garlic, and cucumber sauce. We put a spin on it by adding mint which makes it even more refreshing. It's the perfect creamy dip for snack boards, served with rice, or used as a spread in a wrap, sandwich, or burger.

It's one of those recipes that's even better when made ahead of time because the flavors have a chance to blend. In an air-tight container, it will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days!

Mint tzatziki ingredients

Here's everything you'll need to make this tangy mint tzatziki:

  • Cucumbers
  • Mint
  • Yogurt
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Sea salt

How to make mint tzatziki

Mint tzatziki is easy to make in a few simple steps:

  1. Start by grating the cucumbers. Squeeze out any excess liquid with your hands over the sink.
  2. Now place the grated cucumbers in a bowl along with all the other ingredients.
  3. Mix it all together and let it sit to allow the flavors to come together. That's it!

Full recipe instructions are in the recipe card below.

Mint Tzatziki in a white bowl with veggies on the side

Tips for making the best homemade tzatziki

Making tzatziki at home is simple but here are a few tips we've learned along the way:

  • Use thick, plain, Greek-style yogurt for its wonderful creamy texture.
  • Use seedless cucumbers or remove the seeds. We use mini cucumbers because they don't have seeds. The seeds add too much moisture and take away from the creaminess.
  • After grating the cucumbers, drain as much of the moisture as possible. You can do this with your hands, or use a tea towel or paper towel to squeeze out more of the liquid.
  • Mince the garlic with a microplane or similar tool so it's grated really finely.

FAQS

Can I make this dairy-free?

Absolutely! Simply swap the yogurt for your favorite dairy-free version. Just make sure it's plain Greek yogurt to achieve the same texture.

How to serve mint tzatziki

Use this refreshing mint tzatziki sauce anytime you want some extra zing!

Serve mint tzatziki as a savory dip for fresh veggies, chips, warm pita bread, garlic herb carrot fries, on top of sweet potato fritters, or smeared on a chicken feta burger.

Mint Tzatziki in a serving bowl with a spoon and mint leaves
Mint Tzatziki in a white bowl with veggies on the side

Mint Tzatziki

This cool and creamy mint tzatziki is a delicious Greek-inspired yogurt dip. It's thick, tangy, and loaded with fresh mint, garlic, and the sunny taste of lemon. Simply stir the ingredients together in a bowl and this versatile sauce is ready in 10 minutes!

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Ingredients

  • 3 mini cucumbers, or 1 English cucumber
  • 1 cup thick, plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup minced mint
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 cloves garlic , grated with a microplane
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions 

  • Grate the cucumbers using the small holes on your grater then squeeze as much liquid from the grated cucumbers as possible. This is done easiest by picking up a small pile, holding it over the sink, and squeezing it hard with your hands.
    3 mini cucumbers
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  • Put the grated cucumber into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients to the bowl.
    1 cup thick, plain yogurt, ¼ cup minced mint, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1-2 cloves garlic, ¼ teaspoon sea salt
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  • Mix well then let the tzatziki rest for at least half an hour for the flavors to blend together.
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Serving: 1 = ¼ cup, Calories: 28kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 116mg, Potassium: 82mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 121IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 1mg
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