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Tzatziki – Greek Yogurt Sauce and Dip

Posted on | April 9, 2011 | No Comments

Tzatziki is a Greek appetizer served with fresh bread.  It can also be served as a sauce for meat or as a dip.  Tzatziki has found a wide range of use in our home, I even use it as salad dressing. 

You can adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less garlic cloves.  I like Tzatziki spicy so I usually add a good amount of garlic.  And fresh, uncooked garlic is so healthy that it makes me want to add even more.   


  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • ¾ cups plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 4 garlic cloves (or more or less), grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • salt
  • herbs such as dill (optional)


Peel the cucumber and finely grate it over a bowl. 

Sprinkle salt over the grated cucumber and let it sit for half an hour.  Press out as much cucumber juice as you can and repeat the process several times until you drained most of the cucumber juice.

Mix the grated garlic, vinegar and yogurt with the cucumber and stir the mix well.  Add the oil.  Mix in herbs if you desire, I usually add some dill.  Season to taste with salt.

Let it sit in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.

Guten Appetit!


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