Tzatziki VII

Tzatziki VII

Patricia J 0

"This is like the garlic dip that many of our Greek friends make and use in their restaurants. Serve in a bowl and garnish with fresh mint leaves, parsley sprigs and olives."


4 h 15 m servings 171 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the yogurt in a large square of double cheesecloth. Tie the cheesecloth at the top and let any excess liquid drain for about 4 hours.
  2. Peel cucumbers; remove seeds with a spoon. Shred the cucumbers, then squeeze to drain excess liquid.
  3. Peel and mince garlic.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. Add yogurt, cucumbers and garlic and stir until evenly combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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  1. 62 Ratings


I used homemade roasted garlic and I doubled the dill weed because I used dried instead of fresh. This is INCREDIBLE. I cannot stop eating it. NOTE: For homemade roasted garlic, what I do is pee...

This recipe is GREAT I did the entire thing in the food processor started with the cucumber so I could remove and drain them and followed previous reviews reducing the garlic down to one clove. ...

This was awesome. It is a bit time consuming but only because you have to let the yougurt drain for a few hours. After that is ready, it's easy and very tasty. The recipe asked for lemon juice b...

This is the first time I've tried making tzatziki, so I can't compare this to other similiar recipes. However, while I liked the dip, we were overwhelmed by the garlic even though I used much l...

I didn't have cucumber on hand, so threw in a spoonful of sweet relish. The other ingredients masked most of the flavor of that, but all in all turned out to be a very good homemade tzatziki. I ...

This is a wonderful recipe! I made 1/2 of a recipe to go with gyros I was making and we had plenty. I started out with Greek yogurt which I think is slightly thicker than regular yogurt. I on...

This was pretty good, although I think vinegar was left out of the ingredients. It seems like there is a flavor missing.

I entertain frequently and this recipe was a big hit during our Olympic parties. Although time consuming, draining the yogurt really makes a difference.

Making a half recipe, I drained the 16 oz. of yogurt over night using a clean nylon stocking, and got nearly a cup of liquid out. Dry dill weed works well also. This is what I was hoping and lo...