Tzatziki Recipe: Chilled cucumber yogurt dip

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Tzatziki Recipe: Chilled cucumber yogurt dip
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  • 1 (16 oz) carton plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 small cucumbers, peeled, seeded & diced small (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium garlic clove, peeled & minced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill or mint
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mix the yogurt and cucumber in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir in the garlic, dill or mint, olive oil, and vinegar to combine. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Refrigerate before serving or dive in right away.
  3. Serve garnished with dill and/or mint.


I left out the red wine vinegar in mine and it was amazing! I also chose to use non-fat Greek yogurt to keep the calories down.

I found this recipe in Great Food Starts Fresh by Chef Nathan Lyon.

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  1. I can't wait to try this!
  2. I love this dip! We go out for Greek food occasionally and this is one of my favorites for sandwich toppings.
  3. Mary Dailey says
    This dip is good on so many foods. Glad to have the recipe.
  4. This looks delicious, it can also be substituted instead of ketchup for a dip with fries...YUM
  5. Jodi Shaw says
    can't wait to give this a try... I LOVE tzatziki... looks like a Falafel night might be in order!
  6. This appears to be a healthy dip with the Greek Yogurt. It's nice to have a recipe to use all the cucumbers from my garden, although my neighbors are loving it!
  7. Pat DF in Atlanta says
    We just went to the 20th Annual Greek Festival in Atlanta this past weekend ... and loved it. We have attended most of the years they have had it ... until the last 4 years due to a lot happening in my own personal family (bro died of a heart attack at age 56, my Mom got Dementia and now my Dad has Alzheimer's ... lot of stress on me the only other surviving child! ... to name just a few things). So it was exciting to return to going there ... had lots of Greek food and tons of Tsatziki sauce on everything!! My husband loves it so much, he would put it on any ethnic foods!! LOL
  8. Mmm, this would be so good on a lamb burger!
  9. One of my favorite condiments. Any time I made it - I end up eating it by the spoonful


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