Tzatziki

Homemade Tzatziki sauce – a great dip served with grilled meats and vegetables, pita chips, and naan. It’s healthy, quick, and simple to make!

This is a good tzatziki recipe! Refreshing cucumber, creamy Greek yogurt, and zingy lemon make it the perfect condiment for just about everything.

Tzatziki is a Greek cucumber-yogurt dip. It’s usually served as a sauce with kebobs, gyros, and other grilled meat and vegetables. For me, a kebob or a gyro is not complete without Tzatziki – it just ties up the dish together! It is also popular mezze (appetizer) that is served as a dip alongside hummus, baba ganoush, pita, or naan.

I believe Tzatziki is also a healthier option than most dips because it uses Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. It also has cucumbers and mint which make it so refreshing. Dill goes very well with cucumbers and adds a dimension of flavor to this creamy sauce.
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A Mezze Platter consists of Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Tzatziki, and Naan Dippers
A Mezze Platter consists of hummus, baba ganoush, Tzatziki, and Naan Dippers

This is a good tzatziki recipe! Refreshing cucumber, creamy Greek yogurt, and zingy lemon make it the perfect condiment for just about everything.

An Important Step When Making Tzatziki

The cucumber should be strained of its juices. Don’t skip this step! Getting rid of its juices is very important so your Tzatziki will not be watery. After grating (or chopping) the cucumbers lay them over a paper towel and lightly sprinkle with salt to help draw out the water. Leave them to sit for about 15 then squeeze the liquid out of it.

This is a good tzatziki recipe! Refreshing cucumber, creamy Greek yogurt, and zingy lemon make it the perfect condiment for just about everything.

Tzatziki

Homemade Tzatziki sauce – a great dip served with grilled meats and vegetables, pita chips, and naan. It’s healthy, quick, and simple to make!
Servings: 1 cup / 250 ml

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 60 grams cucumber, grated
  • 1 cup 250 grams plain, whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 teaspoon fresh mint chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

  • PREPARE THE CUCUMBER.  Peel the cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Using the large holes of a shredder, grate enough cucumber to measure 1/2 cup. Spread the cucumber on a paper towel and lightly sprinkle with salt. Let it sit for 15 minutes then squeeze the juice out of it.
  • MIX ALL THE INGREDIENTS. In a bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, mint, dill, and olive oil. Add the lemon juice to taste. Stir well then season with salt. 

Notes

(Note 1) Easily double the recipe if you need a bigger batch.
(Note 2) Serve with pita bread on its own or with other dips like hummus and baba ganoush. This is also good sauce with Chicken Souvlaki.
This is a good tzatziki recipe! Refreshing cucumber, creamy Greek yogurt, and zingy lemon make it the perfect condiment for just about everything.

2 thoughts on “Tzatziki”

    1. trish

      I agree! Tzatziki is a must! 🙂

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