The perfect mix of yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, and fresh herbs, here’s to another amazing dip, that is sure to have you asking for more! Use with veggies, and pita bites, or add to wraps and sandwiches!
We tend to associate Tzatziki with mainly Greek cuisine, however it is served and loved across the Middle East & the Mediterranean! It can be served with grilled meats, and the famous Gyros, as well as with grilled vegetables, or as part of an appetizer cheese board, vegetable, hummus, olive spread. Whichever way you decide to enjoy or serve this dip, sauce, or spread – you’ll be happy!
Recipe Tips and Notes
Drain your Cucumbers – you want to get rid of excess moisture from the cucumbers. There are other methods, that time a longer time, however the best way is to simply squeeze the grated cucumber over the sink.
Greek Yogurt – be sure to use Greek Style Yogurt. There isn’t much difference in whether you use whole-milk, low-fat, or non-fat yogurt, so any will do!
- 1½ cup Greek Yogurt
- 1½ cup Cucumbers grated use large holes on box grater
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Fresh Dill finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley finely chopped
- 1 tsp Salt
- Grate the cucumber and lightly squeeze the excess liquid over the sink using a fine cheesecloth, or lint-free paper towel – working one handful at a time. Transfer squeezed cucumbers in a medium sized mixing bowl, repeat until finished.
- Add the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh herbs and salt to the bowl, stir to blend. Set aside for at least 10 mins (see notes section).
- Serve immediately or allow to chill for later, and enjoy!