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greek tzatziki

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Maria Shinzai
Denver, CO

This flavor will delight you and you will crave it many times over again. I love having it with wraps. Use in meat dishes. This can also be used as a dip or in potato salad.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What we liked about this tzatziki sauce recipe is that the flavors aren't overwhelming. You taste the cucumber, dill, garlic, and lemon. If you like a lot of spice, this recipe may not be for you. It makes a nice dip for pita chips but we really enjoyed it when we used it on a steak sandwich. The tzatziki sauce adds a sweeter dill flavor to the sandwich than mayo or mustard does. The cool sauce pairs nicely with the hot steak.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For greek tzatziki

  • 1
    container Greek style yogurt, 16 oz
  • 1 md
  • 3 clove
    garlic, grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh dill, chopped fine
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice (I use fresh lemons)
  • 1 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil

How To Make greek tzatziki

  • Peeled cucumber for tzatziki sauce.
    Peel the cucumber.
  • Seeds removed from the cucumber.
    Cut the cucumber in half and remove the seeds. (I like to leave them in sometimes.)
  • Grating the cucumber.
    Use a hand grater, or food processor, to grate the cucumber.
  • Beginning to squeeze moisture out of the cucumber.
    Place the cucumber in a double thickness of paper towel and gently squeeze out the moisture.
  • Continuing to squeeze moisture from the cucumber.
    Replace the wet paper towel with a dry paper towel, and continue squeezing the cucumber until most of the moisture has been removed.
  • Drained cucumber in a bowl.
    Add the cucumber to a medium bowl.
  • Garlic, dill, lemon juice, and olive oil mixed in with the cucumber.
    Stir in the garlic, dill, lemon juice, and olive oil.
  • Greek yogurt stirred in.
    Add the Greek yogurt and stir until well blended. (Should be easy to find in stores.)
  • Tzatziki sauce ready to be chilled.
    Cover the tzatziki sauce and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.