Homemade Tatziki Sauce
Greek burger bowls are so fun, easy, and crazy delicious. This homemade tatziki sauce really seals the deal though because it’s the star of the dish! I make tatziki whenever I want something Greek inspired because it enhances the yummy flavors and really makes the dish feel authentic. It’s just not Greek to me if I don’t have some tatziki 😉
Tatziki Sauce only needs 5 ingredients…
- Greek yogurt
- Lemon juice
I use this simple homemade tatziki sauce for more than just Greek-inspired burger bowls. I also use it as a dip for fresh vegetables like raw carrots, cucumbers, and snap peas. It’s also really delicious mixed into a salad as a dressing! There are so many ways to use this dip because it’s fresh, simple, and inexpensive to make.
Greek Burger Bowls
So what do you need to make a Greek burger bowl? That’s easy, a burger! Okay, duhh Bree, we know we need a burger… But let me tell you, this bowl is so much more delicious when you make 50/50 lamb and beef burgers instead of just a regular old burger. Lamb has a higher fat content (make sure you get grass-fed meat) which makes it extra juicy! I also like to give my burgers some generous seasoning to make sure the flavor really pops. Having some salt around the outside of the burger also helps to seal in the lovely juices.
Besides a burger, the rest of the bowl is pretty much up to you! However, I really recommend some long grain white rice and grilled vegetables. My family loves grilled asparagus and grilled baby portobello mushrooms though, because they always seems to come out the best on the grill!
Grilling vegetables is easy. All you need to do after they’re washed and dried is to put them in a big mixing bowl. Coat them with a little avocado oil and some spices, then throw them directly on the grill! It doesn’t take very long for them to cook, simply turn them if needed (like with asparagus) so they cook evenly. Take them off when they’re tender and charred to your liking.
Easy 5-ingredient Homemade Tatziki Sauce + Greek Burger BowlPrint This
- 2% or full-fat Plain Greek yogurt
- Fresh and/or dried dill
- Sea salt
- Lemon juice
- Ground beef (or equal parts ground beef and ground lamb)
- Seasonings: sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper
- Portobello mushrooms
- Avocado oil
- Salad greens
- Rice or quinoa, optional
- No need for measuring. Slice your cucumber into thin slices with a veggie peeler. Add the cucumber to the Greek yogurt. Add some dill, sea salt, a tiny pinch of pepper, and lemon juice to taste. Chill the tatziki until you need to serve it.
- Cook your rice or quinoa (if using). When it’s done cooking, add some grass-fed butter for more flavor and creaminess.
- Grill your veggies: I coat them in avocado oil, then season them with sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder before throwing them straight on the grill.
- Grill your burgers: Form your ground meat into patties, generously sprinkle both sides with all the seasonings, then grill them to your liking.
- Build your bowl by layering salad, rice, burger, veggies, and a scoop of your homemade tatziki.
The tatziki tastes best when made ahead of time and allowed to sit in the refrigerator so all the flavors combine nicely.