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Tzatziki VII Recipe
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Tzatziki VII

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"This is like the garlic dip that many of our Greek friends make and use in their restaurants. Serve in a bowl and garnish with fresh mint leaves, parsley sprigs and olives."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Place the yogurt in a large square of double cheesecloth. Tie the cheesecloth at the top and let any excess liquid drain for about 4 hours.
  2. Peel cucumbers; remove seeds with a spoon. Shred the cucumbers, then squeeze to drain excess liquid.
  3. Peel and mince garlic.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. Add yogurt, cucumbers and garlic and stir until evenly combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • READY IN 4 hrs 15 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 16, 2012

I used homemade roasted garlic and I doubled the dill weed because I used dried instead of fresh. This is INCREDIBLE. I cannot stop eating it. NOTE: For homemade roasted garlic, what I do is peel the outer layers of the garlic bulb leaving the bulb intact, place the bulb in a smallish oven-safe bowl (or a 6-cup muffin tin if you do it in bulk, like I do) drizzle with EVOO and cover with aluminum foil. Then, just bake for a half hour or so until the cloves are softened. Wa-la, roasted garlic. Also, if you do not have cheesecloth, you can drain your yogurt in layers of coffee filters in a colander.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 03, 2004

This is the first time I've tried making tzatziki, so I can't compare this to other similiar recipes. However, while I liked the dip, we were overwhelmed by the garlic even though I used much less than called for in the recipe. Let's just say that I had to avoid breathing on anyone for about 24 hours! Next time I'll use a single clove of garlic and see if that works.

 

62 Ratings

Feb 29, 2008

This recipe is GREAT I did the entire thing in the food processor started with the cucumber so I could remove and drain them and followed previous reviews reducing the garlic down to one clove. Good olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice are a must. A quick update, Greek style yogurt can be substituted for the drained yogurt it saves a LOT of time and is now available in most major supermarkets!

 
Aug 26, 2003

This was awesome. It is a bit time consuming but only because you have to let the yougurt drain for a few hours. After that is ready, it's easy and very tasty. The recipe asked for lemon juice but the directions said vinegar. I just used the lemon juice. I dipped pita bread into it as a snack or appetizer, it's great. My Middle Eastern friend's family eats this frequently and he said mine turned out great.

 
Dec 23, 2005

I didn't have cucumber on hand, so threw in a spoonful of sweet relish. The other ingredients masked most of the flavor of that, but all in all turned out to be a very good homemade tzatziki. I didnt drain the yogurt, too time consuming, and diced a little onion (very fine) into it as well. Turned out very good!

 
Aug 14, 2006

This is a wonderful recipe! I made 1/2 of a recipe to go with gyros I was making and we had plenty. I started out with Greek yogurt which I think is slightly thicker than regular yogurt. I only had time to drain it about 45 minutes. I shredded the cuc's and let them drain about 30 minutes. The recipe doesn't call for this step but I think it gave me a better result and I was concurrently waiting for the yogurt to drain. When I put it all together I was very happy with the consistency. It was the perfect thickness and tasted just like what is served in Greek restaurants.

 
Jan 22, 2003

This was pretty good, although I think vinegar was left out of the ingredients. It seems like there is a flavor missing.

 
Sep 08, 2004

I entertain frequently and this recipe was a big hit during our Olympic parties. Although time consuming, draining the yogurt really makes a difference.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

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

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