Tzatziki I

Tzatziki I


"This yogurt, cucumber, and garlic dip is a wonderful, cool companion dish - great for summer!"


1 h 15 m servings 97 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 754 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place quartered cucumbers in a small colander and sprinkle evenly with salt. Allow to drain 30 minutes. Pat dry with paper towels and chop coarsely in food processor. Drain cucumber in colander for an additional 30 minutes.
  2. Place cucumber back in food processor with garlic, lemon juice, yogurt, and vinegar. Blend well. Adjust vinegar and salt to taste. Pour in olive oil and blend until ingredients are well combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  1. 52 Ratings


I'm Greek and I love this sauce-- I make it often. The only thing I do different is that I use lots more garlic which is my taste of course. Don't use the colander that some have suggested. I...

great for gyros! most sysco locations will let you "cash and carry" meats from their office. I bought a box of gyro meat there, mmmmm just like the restaurants. be creative! I bought a pizza...

I can see the need for draining the cucumbers so much, although I followed the steps my dip was still a little runny, I have since searched the topic and found a recipe that drained the yogurt f...

Absolutely fab!!!!! Definitely drain your yogurt and cucumbers-- also another trick to keep it less soupy- mix the olive oil with the cucumbers (after draining of course) this will keep the so...

This is excellent! I really wanted a thick tzatziki so I drained the cucmbers and yogurt before using and then drained everything again after mixing it in the blender. It tastes better after b...

The taste is good, but - as others have mentioned - it's way too soupy. There should be some instructions for draining the yogurt with this recipe. I wanted to use this as a dip for pita chips...

I wasn't overly impressed with this recipe. I drained the yogurt and drained the cucumber for 1/2 an hour longer than called for, and my sauce was still fairly soupy. It was also a lot more "lem...

I like the sauce thicker too, but I simply use Plain Greek yogurt. It is now readily available even at Krogers. Thick with no draining time!

I followed Jennifer's suggestion for draining, with great success. I just stuffed the cukes in my food processor, too. She is right; it needs more garlic. I used the 6 cloves, only 1/8 cup oi...