Tzatziki or Greek cucumber yogurt appetizer is a classic Greek starter (or “meze”) made from thick strained yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill. Tzatziki is a cool refreshing dressing or dip, and it’s so easy and quick to make!

So how to make Tzatziki? Let’s do it together!

Mediterranean Diet Ingredients:

  • ½ a large cucumber, unpeeled
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 x 500g tub of strained full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 small bunch of fresh dill, minced
  • 1 lemon, squeezed juice
  • Salt for seasoning

How to make Tzatziki – traditional Greek Yoghurt sauce?

Preparation time: it takes around 15minutes

  1. Grate the cucumber.
  2. Place the grated cucumber in a sieve, rest it on a bowl and add some sea salt. Give it a stir, and leave to drain for a few hours.
  3. In the meantime, peel and finely grate or crush the garlic, then combine with the oil in a large bowl.
  4. Combine the yogurt, garlic, few drops of Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl.
  5. Transfer the grated cucumber and fresh dill to the yogurt mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for a while.
  7. Dress with a flourish of the chopped herbs and a drizzle of Olive Oil.
  8. Serve chilled with pita bread for dipping or crackers. Or alongside salad and grilled meat with fried potato sticks.

how to make Tzadziki

Enjoy the Medditarean dish full of healthy & natural ingredients! And share with us your dish pictures :)

Good appetite!