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Tzatziki Recipe

by Sarah O

When you have tried home-made tzatziki you’ll never buy it ready-made again! With varying amounts of garlic this is a tasty addition to the table, serve it alone on a dish as a meze, or with grilled meats from the BBQ. Also served in gyros pita.

500gr of full fat Greek yogurt 
4  garlic cloves, crushed – or more or less to taste
1 cucumber, grated and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
 salt & pepper
olive oil & vinegar


  1. Put the yoghurt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Squeeze as much water out of the cucumber as possible – you can put it into clean tea towel and squeeze over a sink.
  3. Add the cucumber, garlic, dill, salt & pepper, olive oil and vinegar to taste and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate until use. Bon Appetit, Καλή όρεξη!

Note: The longer the garlic rests in the yogurt, the less sharp bite it will have and the better it will taste.

You can something a little different and replace some or all of the cucumber with raw grated beetroot or carrot (of course this is not called tzatziki but it is a nice variation of it!)

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