What To Eat And Serve With Tzatziki Sauce
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Tzatziki is a delicious Mediterranean sauce made out of yogurt with minced cucumber, garlic and lemon juice. I usually buy a huge jar of tzatziki sauce at Costco (the Hannah brand of tzatziki sauce pictured above). Even though it’s a big package of sauce, it gets used up within a week at my house :) There are so many things to eat and serve with tzatziki sauce, and it’s so delicious!
I came up with the whole 12 different ways of eating tzatziki sauce! Here’s how you can serve and eat the tzatziki sauce:
1. Sauce For Meat
Tzatziki sauce goes great with all kinds of meat – chicken, beef, pork and lamb. It’s especially good with grilled meat!
The most popular way to eat tzatziki sauce is with gyros! I also often serve the tzatziki sauce with my homemade ground beef kefta kabob.
Tzatziki sauce is a great way to spice up plain meat, like chicken breast. A little tzatziki sauce on the side will transform a bland chicken breast into a flavorful meal!
2. Sauce For Fish
Tzatziki sauce also tastes really good with fish. My favorite fish to eat with the tzatziki sauce is white fish!
3. Sauce For Felafel
Felafel and tzatziki together taste like they were made for each other! Dip the felafel balls in tzatziki, and soon there’ll be no more felafel left :)
4. On The Burgers
You can use tzatziki as a topping for the burger patties. Tzatziki tastes delicious on both the regular meat burgers and the veggie burgers. Especially veggie burgers! Tzatziki transforms the veggie burgers from boring to super-yum!
5. On The Sandwiches
Who needs mayo when you got tzatziki! For a new twist on traditional deli sandwiches, spread the tzatziki sauce instead of mayo.
6. In The Pita Wraps
Mix the pita filling with the tzatziki sauce to make it moist and flavorful! Tzatziki sauce will enhance any pita wrap sandwiches, such as grilled chicken pita or the felafil pita wrap.
7. Add To Mashed Potatoes
Here’s a unusual use for a tzatziki sauce – I bet you haven’t heard of this one :) When you make mashed potatoes, add the tzatziki sauce to the potatoes while you are mashing them. Mashed potatoes with the tzatziki sauce are very flavorful and unique.
8. Topping On A Baked Potato
Use the tzatziki sauce as a baked potato topping instead of sour cream!
9. Salad Dressing
Tzatziki sauce can be used as a delicious salad dressing! Use the tzatziki as any other white salad dressing. Mix the tzatziki sauce with the crispy greens for a delicious healthy salad.
10. Vegetable Dip
Serve the tzatziki sauce as a vegetable dip. You can dip any kinds of veggies, such as carrot sticks, celery, broccoli, cauliflower and cucumber slices. Tzatziki dip can be a great help in getting you to eat more veggies!
11. Dipping Pita Bread
Another traditional way of eating tzatziki sauce is by dipping pita bread into it. This is similar to other appetizer dips like hummus and baba ganoush.
12. Dip For Chips
You can also serve tzatziki sauce with chips instead of salsa. Tzatziki is especially good with homemade pita chips.
See, there are so many ways to eat tzatziki sauce that the whole jar disappears so quickly :) Tzatziki sauce is very addictive, you can just keep eating and eating and eating it all up!
Can you come up with more ways to eat tzatziki sauce? If so, please share – just post a comment on the bottom of this page :)
Where should you get the tzatziki sauce? You can get tzatziki sauce at Costco or make it yourself! Making your own tzatziki sauce is really easy – check out my easy homemade tzatziki sauce recipe.
wonderful ideas, thank you. I want more please
Thank you. I just made a huge bowl of tzatiki, but i made it with sour cream instead of yogart. The idea of putting it on baked potatoes sounds amazing! I cant wait to try it out tonight with dinner. Thanks once again.
That’s a great idea! I’m sure pierogies with tzatziki tastes so delicious!
Thank you for the tzaziki use tips. I will have it as sauce for tomato&cucumber base for a crayfish cocktails.
I use tzatziki on Mexican food and it’s wonderful! Tacos, enchiladas, nachos anything you would put sour cream on, just use tzatziki instead. And I just gave you what was my best-kept secret!
Mexican food – tacos, enchiladas, nachos
I’ve always loved ranch on pizza, so when I want a lower calorie option I spread some tzatziki on it. Its always so good!
I bought Cedar’s brand in a 12 oz tub. My husband doesn’t eat it so I am on my own. I use it as a veggie dip. I ALS use it on a wrap instead of mayo as you suggested. Thank you for all the ideas. Not only is it tasty, it is healthy too.
Falafel not Felafel
Maybe a typo, maybe not. I am also a member of the Grammar Squad, but Luckily I’ve never felt the need to correct someone, esp. so bluntly. I hope this display of rudeness made you feel superior, Georgia.
It’s a food website. Food items should be spelled correctly on food websites or the author’s credibility goes down – this is more than just grammar. It was bugging me to see it spelled that way because I was introduced to falafel in Israel. Sometimes other languages have variants of the names for something, so it’s possible that’s a legitimate spelling coming from a different language than Hebrew, but I’ve never seen it that way.
Honestly, there is a Buddhist saying
“Do not speak – unless it improves upon silence”. Is it really necessary to correct one’s spelling (without them asking) when that person is sharing information that most of us appreciate? I think not! Melanie is no less credible because she spelled a word incorrectly. I don’t usually make comments like this, but I find it very sad when people are so judgmental and for no good reason. Oops! I might have misspelled “judgemental”.
I’m happy to be corrected when I’m wrong. It beats going through the rest of my life misspeaking or misspelling but that’s just me.
By the way, GREAT ideas and suggestions, Melanie! Thank you! I also love it as a dip or make a basic tuna pie and top it with this sauce…unbelievable! Great site!
Tzatziki sauce is wonderful with Buffalo wings!
All good ideas. I love it on tortellini ss well
Or just eat it with a spoon. ?
You forgot my favorite: on top of an olive egg omelette !
it’s utterly incredible!!!
I made some amazing Tzatziki creamed spinach to finish off a box of triscuits and leftover chicken.
I make it with dill pickle juice instead of lemon juice and use as dressings on potato and macaroni salad
Hello All…just an fyi that works great when squeezing a lime or lemon..hold onto a slice as you normally would then stick a table fork in it and twist and squeeze at same time…MORE juice…yay
I love to make my own. Recently i substituted mint for the garlic and used it on/with poached salmon (poached in water and herbs d’provence) – either fresh or dried/crushed mint. wow was that good! and for WW it is a zero point meal before you add other sides.
I make a multilayer dip using, starting with the base layer, hummus, then tabouleh, then tzatziki, topped with black olives and served with pita chips. It is a party hit!