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Tzatziki Sauce -Yogurt and Cucumber Dip


"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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10 h 15 m servings 20 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Calories:
  • 20 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.5g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  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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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 minute...

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.

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 taco...

Delicious. I have made it eith greek yogurt and normal yogurt and both are great. I omittted the dill because I didn't have any. We love this with the spinach and feta turkey burgers from this s...

Just have to watch the liquid from the cucumbers, can get awfully wet if not squeezed and drained enough. Some of it may come from the fact that we used our own garden cucumbers. Extremely fresh

Really good on gyros. I'll definitely make it again. I loved dill, so I tried this recipe over others that use mint. I didn't make any major changes: I used Turkish yogurt, and didn't drain i...

OMG, this is addicting! Couple of changes. Used Greek yogurt (no straining needed) and used about 1 tsp of garlic salt instead of fresh garlic and salt, only because we are not fans of raw gar...

Great sauce, light and fresh. I made it on the spot, so I didn’t have time to drain the yogurt. It was delicious on my salmon despite not being drained.

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