Greek Cucumber Yogurt Dip "Tzatziki"

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Maria *
from Athens

Cool and creamy, this tangy cucumber dip flavored with garlic is the perfect complement to grilled meats and vegetables, like souvlaki and fried zucchini.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you love Greek food, you'll love this creamy and tangy Tzatziki recipe. It's full of garlic flavor. Cucumbers and dill add a fresh flavor to the sauce. Combining vinegar and Greek yogurt adds a little tang. We served this Tzatziki with pita bread, but it would be delicious alongside grilled meat too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  •   3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  •   1 Tbsp
  •   2 clove
    garlic, minced finely
  •   1/2 tsp
  •   1/4 tsp
  •   1 c
    Greek yogurt strained
  •   2
    cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and shredded
  •   1 tsp
    chopped fresh dill

How To Make

Test Kitchen Tips
Using a food processor makes shredding the cucumber a snap.
  • 1
    Start off by peeling, then seeding, and shredding the cucumbers.
  • 2
    Cover and set aside to drain any liquid it may have.
  • 3
    Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
  • 4
    Using a whisk, blend the yogurt. Add the olive oil mixture to the yogurt mixture and mix well.
  • 5
    Finally, add the cucumber and chopped fresh dill. Chill for at least two hours before serving.
  • 6
    Garnish with a sprig of fresh dill and/or cut in half olive just before serving. Enjoy!!!