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Tzatziki recipe

Tzatziki recipe

Tzatziki is a classic Greek Mezzé made from yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill. This recipe is served cold and can be kept in the refrigerator several days. It is super easy to prepare.


25 May 2020
: 2 to 3 people
: 10 min
: 30 min
: very easy

You can prepare this dish as an appetizer with croutons or pita bread. You may also serve it as a starter or with grilled meat. Feel free to taste it with you own amount of each ingredient.


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 greek yogurt
  • 15 mint leaves
  • a few coriander leaves (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 green onions (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil (optional)
  • Step 1 Your cucumber must be cut in very thin slices and well-drained. Use your hands to squeeze the liquid out of the cucumber.
  • Step 2 Combine all the ingredients except for the cucumber, taste and when it’s ready add the cucumber. Serve it cold with raw veggies, bread. It’s also a refreshing chilled sauce served with grilled meats or fishes.

Good to know!

I have a preference for the flavor of mint but feel free to substitute fresh dill if you like. It’s also very good.

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  • You can serve it as part of a maze platter together with hummus and melitzanosalata. Delicious also with pine nut lamb keftas.

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