Tzatziki

I am going to admit something that might just be Earth shattering, I am not a fan of cucumbers. Strange, I know, especially since I love these. If a cucumber harbors in my salad, I will pick it out like a 3 year old child. So it is quite bizarre that I like this dip.

Tzatziki is a Greek Yogurt dip with cucumbers and dill. It is amazing. So fresh and heathy for you(another shocker). I like my Tzatziki really garlicky and dill-y. You know the kind of dip that you need a breath mint after eating….yeppers, this is that kind! I always serve mine with salted pita chips.

So even if you are a cucumber hater like I am, I am sure you will love this dip!

Tzatziki
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Recipe type: Dip
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Serves: 10
 
A healthy Greek Yogurt Dip, infused with garlic and dill.
Ingredients
  • 1½ English or hothouse cucumbers, shredded
  • 1 16oz. container Greek yogurt (I use fat free)
  • ¼ cup sour cream (I use fat free)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ Tablespoons dill ( I use Gourmet Garden Dill Herb Blend)
Instructions
  1. Shred cucumbers with a box grader over a colander and allow for the liquid to drain out. Keep in the colander in the sink.
  2. In a medium bowl mix the yogurt, sour cream, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, salt/pepper and dill.
  3. Squeeze the as much excess liquid from the cucumbers as you can.
  4. Stir the cucumber into the dip.
  5. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
Notes
You can find the Gourmet Garden Dill Herb Blend in the produce section along with the herbs. It is in a squeeze bottle with a green lid. If you can not fin this, you can use 1½ tablespoons dried dill or 2 tablespoons fresh dill. Make this dip 1 day in advance. The flavors will mix together and taste sooooo much better. When I shred the cucumbers, I shred half on the medium side of the box grater and half on the large hole side of the grater.

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Try it on chicken…it’s amazing!!!

  2. 3

    I love tzatziki! A bad tzatziki can ruin an otherwise delicious gyro. Thank you for sharing your version.

  3. 4

    oh lesie tzatziki is not only fun to spell but damn girl you have got to try this on grilled chicken or beef. no, falafel balls. yeah

  4. 5

    Hi Les.. I make a killer Tzatziki too! Yup, mine is loaded with garlic, dill, but has a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of dig this, garam masala because we love it with Greek and Indian foods!!!

    YUMMO!
    Hugs,
    The other Les
    Leslie
    Leslie Loves Veggies

  5. 6

    Oh how I love tzatziki! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. 7

    Funny, I made tzatziki last weekend for the first time. I love it the same way, OOBER dill-y and garlic-y. Husband made me brush my teeth after I ate it, he could smell my breath across the room. I had mine of a turkey burger with feta, DELISH!

  7. 8

    that is too funny – I’m the same way! Hate them on salads or plain, but LOVE tzatziki :)

  8. 9

    I was just planning out a little casual greek dinner and you have just given me the perfect app! Thanks. Looks so fresh and delicious. I can’t wait for this garlicy and dilly delight.

  9. 10

    so yummy! i look for greek food just so i can slather this on it!

  10. 11

    This is a recipe that every cook should have in their repertoire. It’s the perfect condiment for summer grilling.

  11. 12

    I love all Greek dips. This looks fantastic!

  12. 13

    I love cucumbers! This recipe looks amazing, and I can not wait to make it. I have had this sauce before, but never homemade. I’m sure it is better. Thanks for the great post.

  13. 14

    cukes aren’t my favorite, either, but i do love them in tzatziki. plus, i love to say tzatziki. :)

  14. 15

    I have yet to make my own tzatziki…I love the stuff. Looks great!

  15. 16

    This is great with roasted/ grilled meats!

  16. 17

    We hate cukes too. They make us burp (I’m so uncouth) even if we seed them.

    Ironically, we both LOVE tzatziki sauce.

  17. 18

    I am so the same way Leslie…but then i like this dip but only when mixed with hummus.

  18. 19

    This sounds so good! I love anything that I can dip pita chips into…totally making this! :) And I love cucumbers. :)

  19. 20

    By far the easiest, most delicious dip ever! It’s so cool and yummy. My dad and I make it all the time. Its very crisp cool and refreshing (especially when you live in daily 118 heat). Glad you turned over to the tzatziki side!

  20. 21

    This stuff is incredible on grilled salmon…….once you have it on the salmon, you’ll never go back to anything else!!!!