Yia Yia's Tzatziki Sauce

Yia Yia's Tzatziki Sauce

84 Reviews 12 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
JessNeo
Recipe by  JessNeo

“Straight from Greece! This recipe has been in my family for years - my Auntie showed me how to make it this Greek Easter - great with raw red peppers and pita chips.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 25 servings

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Directions

  1. Peel cucumbers and grate into a colander. Squeeze out excess water.
  2. Mix together sour cream, yogurt, garlic, and olive oil in a large bowl. Stir in cucumbers. Chill at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before serving.

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veggiegreengirl
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veggiegreengirl

Thank you for an awesome tzatziki recipe without dill or mint (I had none). I went through browsing a ton of tzatziki recipes on this site and finally stumbled on this one. I had to scale the recipe down as I was only making this for 3 people. I used a half a cucumber, grated it the put in a sheet of bounty towel paper and squeezed the water out, then repeated the step with another fresh towel paper. I also filtered 2% milk yogurt since I had no Greek yogurt, I used about 3/4 of a cup since it was gonna shrink when it lost moisture. I then combined the yogurt, cucumber, 3/4 cup of light sour cream, 2 cloves of garlic, and about 1 tbsp of evoo. Refrigerated for about 2 hrs. It was perfect with the "Greek potato stew" from this site and lemon pilaf and Greek salad. I will no longer buy store made tzatziki, this was so easy to make and better tasting. The key is in getting the moisture out of the cucumbers and yogurt (if your not using greek yogurt)

Caroline C
70

Caroline C

Couple of things: I've never seen Greek yogurt at any store so I just buy regular, and spoon it into a coffee filter. The moisture drains away in no time, and it's an excellent substitute for Greek yog. Secondly, English cucumbers are sometimes called Hothouse cucumbers. Hope that helps.

JessNeo
41

JessNeo

Thanks for all the great reviews everyone! For those of you who are looking for a low-fat recipe - Whole Foods Market (or probably any other natural foods supermarket) carries a FAT FREE Greek Yogurt, so you still get the thickness, and the great taste! If you choose low fat sour cream over the regular, make sure to drain the water. And for those of you who aren't sure what English Cucumbers are, they are sometimes called something different in the Supermarket - but always come fully wrapped in plastic! Thanks again!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (25 total)

  • Calories
  • 108 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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