• Tzatziki is a Greek sauce made with yogurt and cucumber
    Tzatziki is a Greek sauce made with yogurt and cucumber


Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt sauce made with cucumber and garlic.  Tzatziki is most commonly know as the sauce on Gyros, but is great for lots of other things.  It's a wonderful appetizer with grilled pita and goes well with roasted or grilled chicken or lamb.


2 cups yogurt
1 cucumber
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: N/A
Servings: 12 servings

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Start by washing the cucumber and grating it skin and all. You can use a food processor or a hand grater with large holes.  Squeeze the grated cucumber with your hands to drain off the excess water.

Mix the cucumber, yogurt, garlic powder, olive oil, and lemon juice together.  Serve cold.


This a great dish to make with a thick Greek yogurt, just make sure to get the plain version, since vanilla flavored Tzatziki would not be very tasty.  A batch of Tzatziki can last for several weeks in the fridge.

  • Tzatziki is a Greek sauce made with yogurt and cucumber

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