Tzatziki Sauce I Recipe -
Tzatziki Sauce I Recipe
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Tzatziki Sauce I

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"This fragrant sauce is cool and refreshing, a perfect summer dip for cucumber slices."

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Original recipe makes 1.5 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill and garlic. Blend thoroughly and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 08, 2008

A very good recipe as is. Not as thick as I am used to though. To make it a 5-star recipe, I added finely chopped cucumbers, and I left out the olive oil and used greek yogurt because it is thicker. If you can't find greek yogurt (or a real yogurt strainer), you can put two coffee filters into a colander. Put the colander over a bowl and strain the yogurt for about an hour or so on the countertop.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 23, 2012

This recipe is a great base but requires additional steps and ingredients to make it perfect. I bought 16 oz of yogurt, lined a sieve with paper towel and placed the yogurt in it. After a few hours all of the liquid drained out of the yogurt leaving it nice and thick. I added 1 cup of grated Long English Cucumber. Be sure to squeeze all of the liquid out of the cucmber after grating it. I also added 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint.

Sep 12, 2012

To make this a true tzatziki sauce, I did add one very large deseeded cucumber. I also used greek yogurt. VERY good. I seriously ate myself sick on this with a bag of sea salt pita chips. NOTE: If you can stand it, the longer this sauce sits.......the better it gets.

Jun 12, 2006

so ... i'd give it a "5" based on the way i made it, but no cucumbers in the recipe?!?! it definitely needs them. i added about 1 cup of finely chopped cucumbers to the recipe and it was perfect and delicious! went great with the gyros burgers also on this site. also, we used Dannon's plain fat-free yogurt and had NO problems with it being too "runny" like others complained about. it was thick, rich and great. but remember to add those cucumbers!

Nov 07, 2006

I can't really rate it in its virgin state because I didn't make it that way. However, with the changes I made it was a 5. Changes: 1/4 tsp pepper instead of 1/2 tsp, 1/2 tblsp dry dill instead of 1 tblsp fresh dill, 1 clove of garlic instead of 3 cloves, and I added 1/3 c. shredded & water pressed out cucumbers. Made this way it will be a permanent fixture in my recipe box.

Aug 21, 2003

I really liked this recipe, but to add to the flavor and texture, I doubled the fresh dill and added finely chopped cucumbers. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Jun 18, 2008

Good start. I added finely diced seedless cucumbers (it needed it), chopped green onions, and 1 tsp of red wine vinegar. Also, use a good, thick greek yogurt. It does have a strong garlicky flavor, so if you are not a garlic lover, either half the garlic or lightly sauté it first to take out the raw garlic "bite". This was excellent on Pita Chips!

Aug 16, 2003

Tried Tzatziki sauce with chicken in a restraunt, this is the same. Delicous***.


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  • Calories
  • 33 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

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

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