Tzatziki Sauce: Greek Yogurt, Cucumber, Dill and Garlic

Tzatziki is a popular, traditional Mediterranean Diet recipe. This Greek dip makes a delicious and filling appetizer or snack. It goes very well with dolmades or simply served with pita or cut vegetables.  You can use more or less garlic depending upon your taste preferences.

 

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Tzatziki Sauce: Greek Yogurt, Cucumber, Dill and Garlic

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6
Calories 96 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 1 pound Greek yogurt
  • 3-4 cloves garlic cloves, mashed or squeezed through a garlic press
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Sprinkle grated cucumber with salt. Let sit in a colander to drain for 10 minutes, then squeeze out excess water with your hands.
  • Combine yogurt, cucumber, garlic, oil, dill and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  • You can either serve immediately or chill in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 8gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 29mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Jimmy April 28, 2019 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Don’t you have to drain the yogurt of excess water

    • George Zikos April 30, 2019 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      If you use Greek yogurt, then there’s no need because it’s thick enough. If you use regular yogurt, then definitely!

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