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Tzatziki Recipe

Tzatziki is a traditional Greek sauce made from yogurt, cucumber, garlic, and various herbs and seasonings. It is commonly served as a condiment alongside grilled meats, gyros, or as a dip for pita bread or vegetables. Follow this detailed recipe to create a delicious and authentic tzatziki sauce.

Tzatziki Recipe
Tzatziki Recipe


  1. - 1 cup Greek yogurt

  2. - 1 cucumber, grated and excess liquid squeezed out

  3. - 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  4. - 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped

  5. - 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped

  6. - 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  7. - 1 tablespoon olive oil

  8. - Salt and pepper to taste


1. Start by grating the cucumber and squeezing out the excess liquid. You can do this by placing the grated cucumber in a clean kitchen towel and squeezing it over the sink. This step is important to prevent the tzatziki from becoming too watery.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, chopped dill, chopped mint, lemon juice, and olive oil. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.

3. Season the tzatziki with salt and pepper to taste. Remember that the flavors will develop over time, so it's okay to start with a conservative amount of seasoning and adjust as needed.

4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the tzatziki for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

5. Before serving, give the tzatziki a final stir to ensure that all the ingredients are well incorporated. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

6. Serve the tzatziki as a condiment with grilled meats, gyros, or as a dip for pita bread or vegetables. Enjoy the fresh and tangy flavors of this traditional Greek sauce!

By following this detailed recipe, you can create a delicious and authentic tzatziki sauce that will elevate any dish it accompanies. Enjoy the creamy texture and refreshing flavors of this classic Greek condiment.

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