Greek Tzatziki

Greek Tzatziki

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"This cool Greek dip only gets better with time!"


8 h 20 m servings 22 cals
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Original recipe yields 40 servings



  • Calories:
  • 22 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir together yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil in a bowl. Add lemon zest, dill, salt, and pepper; whisk until smooth. Pour into a serving dish, cover tightly, and refrigerate 8 hours before serving.
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  1. 172 Ratings


PLEASE do yourself a favor and convert the "1 Tablespoon salt" to about half that or less. Same with the pepper. The recipe is completely inedible with that much salt.

Yummy! One tip: if you use Greek yogurt you don't have to drain first. It is available in almost every supermarket near the regular yogurt.

This is so good! To make it creamier, I put the yogurt in a strainer lined with a paper towel (or coffee filter) to get rid of some of the whey for about an hour or two. I substitute balsamic v...

Awesome recipe. I didn't have zest on hand and it's fine! I used the juice from the plastic lemon. Perfect on sandwiches too! Help tips! 1. To make the dip less runny, strain the yogurt! This wi...

My husband's cousin from Greece taught me how to make a Tzatziki sauce a lot like this recipe but without the dill.I make this sauce whenever I fix a pork tenderloin. I use the Souvlaki recipe b...

This is a wonderful dip. Don't change it. Greek cooking doesn't call for feta cheese in everything, and never in this recipe. It's supposed to be mild and refreshing. Cooling. A similar dip is s...

I do not strain the yogurt because I like a slightly thinner tzatziki. Leaving it over night thickens it just enough.

Just a note for everyone trying this recipe The yogurt should be placed in cheese cloth and put in a strainer to drain all the liquid out.Then add the other ingredients It will have a better tas...

Tasty, but I made the mistake of straining the yogurt as most reviewers suggested, but failed to cut back on salt and lemon. If you strain the yogurt, you should cut back on the lemon zest and ...