Greek Tzatziki (traditional village recipe)

Greek Tzatziki (traditional Village Recipe)

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Ann Hatzimangas


I actually saw this tzatziki being made on a tv show, didn't catch the recipe, but made it from memory. I like it and so do my two boys. I think that it should be called summer tzatziki because it tastes much lighter. My Greek husband however was put off by the intense color!! Allow yourself plenty of time, because it takes at lease 3 hrs from start to finish.


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3 Hr
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 c
    white cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    white vinegar
  • 3
    carrot, grated
  • 5-6
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 500 g
    greek yogurt
  • 1 sprig(s)
    dill chopped ((can use approx. 2 tsp dried)

How to Make Greek Tzatziki (traditional village recipe)


  1. In a container with a lid, place both finely chopped cabbages, add the vinegar,give it a good mix, close and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hrs, until the cabbage gets somewhat soft.
  2. Remove cabbage from fridge and strain really well. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and put back in fridge. Chill for at least an hour.
  3. The tzatziki will not be white, as usual, it will be a deep sort of purple color, which comes from the red cabbage. May look strange but tastes great. Enjoy!!!

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About Greek Tzatziki (traditional village recipe)

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Greek
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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