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Best Tzatziki

4.9 from 10 reviews

Learn how to make tzatziki, a traditional Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce with fresh herbs. Tzatziki is a refreshing sauce or dip, and it’s so easy to make! This basic recipe yields 1 cup, so multiply as necessary.

Greek Tzatziki sauce made with cucumber, yogurt, fresh dill and mint!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Working with one big handful at a time, squeeze the grated cucumber between your palms over the sink to remove excess moisture. Transfer the squeezed cucumber to a small serving bowl, and repeat with the remaining cucumber.
  2. Add the yogurt, olive oil, herbs, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to the bowl, and stir to blend. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Taste and add additional chopped fresh herbs, lemon juice, and/or salt, if necessary (I thought this batch was just right as-is).
  3. Serve tzatziki immediately or chill for later. Leftover tzatziki keeps well, chilled, for about 4 days.

Notes

Recipe originally published in my cookbook, Love Real Food

Make it dairy free/vegan: Substitute 1/2 cup cashew sour cream for the yogurt, and thin the tzatziki with a small spash of water if necessary.

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