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Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
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This wonderfully versatile middle eastern condiment is so full of flavor! Add the zesty flavors of lemon, garlic, dill, and cool, tangy cucumber yogurt as a dip, sauce, or condiment. I love this with pita chips, or atop my Greek Burger. This recipe yields about 2 cups of authentic Tzatziki.
Recipe type: Condiments & Spice Blends
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • ½ a lemon, juiced (1½ T)
  • 1½ cups strained, Greek yogurt*
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 t, salt
  • 1 t. dried dill or 2 t. fresh
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. If you only have "normal" yogurt, then set about 3 cups of it aside in a strainer, and you'll have about 1½ cups of strained Greek style yogurt in about 2 hours.
  2. Peel cucumber if desired (I skip this step)
  3. Cut in half lengthwise and strip out seeds with a ½ to ¼ teaspoon.
  4. Rough chop cucumbers, and place in a colander in the sink.
  5. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt over the cucumbers, and let sit for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Add lemon juice, garlic, & dill to the jar or food processor or blender.
  7. When cucumbers have drained, rinse lightly to remove salt, and pat dry with a paper towel.
  8. Add cucumbers to the lemon juice mixture, and process until smooth.
  9. Stir in yogurt until blended.
  10. Taste test and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  11. If you are lazy like me, you can add *all* ingredients to the jar and blend, and it will give you a thinner sauce.
Trim Healthy Mama: FP or S, depending on if you use lowfat or full fat yogurt.
Recipe by Gwen's Nest at https://gwens-nest.com/tzatziki-sauce-recipe/