Tzatziki Sauce -Yogurt and Cucumber Dip Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tzatziki Sauce -Yogurt and Cucumber Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 10+ hrs

Tzatziki Sauce -Yogurt and Cucumber Dip

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"Drain some low-fat yogurt overnight to make this yummy cucumber dressing. This is a delicious topping for grilled chicken or meat. It's also a great dip for veggies and pita chips. Added another clove of garlic ( werewolves in Florida). Eliminated the parsley and go a little bit heavier on the fresh dill."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    10 hrs 15 mins

Directions

  1. Line a colander with two layers of cheesecloth and place it over a bowl. Place yogurt on the cheesecloth and cover the colander with plastic wrap. Allow yogurt to drain, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Place grated cucumber in a fine mesh strainer; allow to drain 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Mix yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Refrigerate for flavors to blend, at least 2 hours.
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Jun 25, 2013

This turned out excellent! I haven't made tzatziki before, looking forward to making this again! Don't forget the salt and pepper to taste.

 
Aug 12, 2014

Rave reviews from hubby and teen daughter. No changes made. I used a cucumber from my garden.

 

9 Ratings

Jul 22, 2014

Great recipe! Next time I am going to leave out the lemon juice.

 
Jun 18, 2014

simple and easy to make.

 
May 28, 2014

Flavorful and easy! Don't get angry, but I used Low Fat Cottage Cheese instead of Yogurt (because I had to use it up), whirled it in the food processor until completely smooth, drained my salted 'minced' cucumber well, then rinsed off the salt, and dried on a paper towel. I omitted the dill, but the garlic and lemon created the bite and tartness I was hoping for. Thx to jslingo for posting it.

 
May 15, 2014

Easy and delicious. I used Greek yogurt and didn't strain it. I chopped up the cucumber and put it in our metal coffee filter with a sprinkling of sea salt, let it sit for about 20 - 30 minutes, and then pressed out excess water by pressing my fist down into the filter until almost no more water could be seen dripping out of the filter.

 
May 06, 2014

I used Greek yogurt and it came out amazing!!... And no need to drain greek yogurt. So yummy!!

 
Jan 06, 2014

This was delicious. I used Greek yogurt so I didn't need to strain the yogurt, only the shredded cucumber. I added just a pinch of mint at the end. This was also delicious on fish/shrimp tacos.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 20 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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