Recipe: Tzatziki – Greek Cucumber, Yogurt and Garlic Dip

Tzatziki Dip, Courtesy:
Tzatziki Dip, Courtesy:

Ah, the cool taste of Tzatziki dip! This Greek staple is served cold, as an appetizer and is a crowd pleaser. Tzatziki can also be used as a sauce for broiled chicken or fish, to add an extra zing of flavor!

2 medium cucumbers, peeled
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 lbs. (4 cups) Greek-style plain yogurt
2 Tbsp. vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. fresh chopped dill
4 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. Grate the peeled cucumbers and place in a colander, weighted down with a plate for about 15 minutes, so that some of their liquid drains out.
  2. Crush garlic into a purée.
  3. Put the cucumbers, garlic, yogurt, vinegar, pepper and dill into a food processor. Blend until smooth, slowly adding the oil while the blades are running.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Serve cold.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Add 4 tsp. lemon juice to brighten and freshen the flavor of the dip.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with crackers or pita bread triangles.

Yield: 4-6 servings

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