Greek Tzatziki (Yogurt Cucumber Dip)


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Tzatziki sauce is my favorite part of going to a Greek restaurant!  It’s deliciously fresh and easy to make!

I put it on everything from pita bread to chicken and my daughter loves to take it to school for with pita or veggies as a lunch!  There are lots of different versions of tzatziki, some don’t use lemon, some use mint instead of dill…  but this is definitely our favorite!

tzatziki cucumber dip in bowl with pita chips

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If possible you’ll want to use fresh lemon and dill for the best results! If you are using dried dill you’ll want to use about 1 1/2 teaspoons in place of the fresh dill.  I’ve made this with both Greek yogurt and plain yogurt and had great results with both.  I do find that a fat-free yogurt doesn’t taste as good as the ‘real’ stuff.

Items You’ll Need For Tzatziki

* Yogurt * Grater * Cucumber *

tzatziki Greek cucumber dip on pita chip
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Review Recipe

Greek Tzatziki (Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Tzatziki sauce is my favorite part of going to a Greek restaurant! It’s deliciously fresh and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt & pepper

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Instructions

  1. Peel, seed and shred cucumber.
  2. Juice lemon and set aside.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in cucumber.
  4. Allow flavors to blend at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve cold.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 262, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 505mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Sugar: 11g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 6.8%, Vitamin C: 10.3%, Calcium: 24.6%, Iron: 2.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Tzatziki is a deliciously fresh and easy dip with yogurt, cucumber, lemon and dill. Totally irresistible on pita, chicken and cooked or raw veggies (and it's good for you too)!

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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