With just 5 simple ingredients, this Cucumber Yogurt Sauce comes together in minutes and is a flavorful, yet mild topping or dip to help entice the kids to eat grain bowls, chicken, meatballs veggies and more!

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Adding sauces to family food can be an easy way to add flavor that everyone can add (or not add!) to their liking. I’m always looking for versatile options that the kids actually like and this Cucumber Yogurt Sauce is one of our favorites.

Cucumber Dip

The kids like to dip sliced cucumber and snap peas for a simple pre-dinner snack, and I love it drizzled over grain bowls—particularly with lamb. It’s also so good with Mediterranean foods like falafel.

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To make this recipe you’ll need plain whole milk yogurt, fresh lemon, cucumber, honey, salt, and optional garlic. I don’t recommend using the garlic unless you know your kids like raw garlic in other foods like hummus as it can have a strong flavor—though most parents would likely enjoy it! cucumber-sauce-in-blenderHow to Make Cucumber Sauce Step-by-Step The process of making this simple Greek cucumber sauce is so simple—just add the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend as smooth or as chunky as you like. TIP: I like to keep some small pieces in the sauce, but you can do it totally smooth if you prefer.

How long can I store this sauce?

This sauce will last in the fridge in an airtight container for 5 days.

Is this like Tzatzki Sauce?

It is, though it’s a little simpler than many you’ll find since I don’t add any herbs and the garlic is optional. It’s similarly delicious though! cucumber-sauce-with-grain-bowls

What is this sauce good with?

We like this sauce over grain bowls, particularly with roasted veggies and browned lamb, falafel, with lamb burgers, chicken meatballs, chopped romaine lettuce, with sliced veggies like cucumbers, snap peas, cherry tomatoes, or pita bread as a dip, and chicken.

Tips for Making the Best Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

  • Leave the skin on for a little color in the sauce and to make the prepping process easy.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Add the garlic for more flavor or leave it out to make a milder sauce.
  • Add some freshly grated lemon zest for additional lemony flavor.
  • Use over grain bowls, quinoa salad, falafel, as a dip for sliced cucumbers, with meatballs, or with chopped Romaine lettuce.
I’d love to hear what you think of this recipe so please comment below with feedback!
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Easy Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

The garlic adds nice flavor, but may be too sharp tasting for younger kids. You can omit it if you'd like.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Course Sauce
Calories 23kcal
Servings 4 (Makes about 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • small clove garlic, minced (optional)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on low and increase to medium according to how smooth or chunky you'd like the sauce. (I like it with some cucumber chunks so I keep it fairly low.) Alternatively, you can do this in a food processor.
  • Chill in an airtight container or use right away.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Notes

  • Leave the skin on the cucumber for a little color in the sauce and to make the prepping process easy. Or peel the cucumber and blend smooth if you prefer.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Add the garlic for more flavor or leave it out to make a milder sauce.
  • Add some freshly grated lemon zest for additional lemony flavor.
  • Use over grain bowls, falafel, as a dip for sliced cucumbers, with meatballs, or on salads.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup, Calories: 23kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 82mg, Potassium: 63mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 13IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. I wanted to start by saying thank you so much for all of these recipes as they have helped me tremendously with getting my son to eat healthy! I wanted to ask if you tried freezing this sauce or how well you believe this would hold up being frozen?

    1. Hi and you’re so welcome! I don’t think I’d freeze it since the cucumbers might turn the sauce a funky consistency. It should store for 3-5 days in the fridge though so maybe there’d be enough time to use it?