How to make it

  • The night before making Tzatziki, place the yogurt in a paper towel lined strainer over another bowl and leave it in the fridge overnight. This thicker yogurt-cheese is the perfect consistency for Tzatziki. This step is not necessary if using Greek yogurt.
  • Peel and seed the cucumber. Place the cucumbers in a strainer over a bowl and cover with salt. This will leech out a lot of the water and help assure you have a thick sauce.
  • In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients. Process until well-combined.
  • Transfer to a separate dish, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour for best flavor, over night is suggested.
  • The first 2 steps are very important. If not followed you will make Tzatziki soup, not sauce.

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    " It was excellent "
    elfingirl ate it and said...
    Thanks for sharing! Loved it. Was bragging to my mom, who will be making it also. I used it with Persian Beef kebabs and also with chicken strips. I have a new favorite dip!
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    " It was just okay "
    kitchkris ate it and said...
    The taste was good but despite following the first two steps, I found it runny. next time i will thinly slice or chop cucumbers and add them at the end rather than processing. I am salvaging this by straining and added a bit of olive oil since it was nonfat Greek yogurt. It's shaping up nicely.
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  • seagrass 8 years ago
    Sounds good dude! Good dip for wings. When I get room in fridge I'll try it!
    Thanks for posting.
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    " It was excellent "
    jaeleepoms ate it and said...
    LOVE tzatziki - thanks for sharing! I've sometimes paired with another one of my faves - dolmates (stuffed grape leaves). Oh heck, I could smear this on just about anything, so good! LOL
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  • angie 10 years ago
    I make a similar Tzatziki. This sounds like it has a lot more depth of flavor. I was thinking of creating a Gyro-style hamburger with Tzatziki instead of mayonaise. As soon as I come up with the recipe I'll post it.
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  • bluemooonie 10 years ago
    sounds amazing
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  • dixiejet 10 years ago
    I love Tzatziki & will make this recipe the next time I do lamb. I always let it strain overnite as well. Makes a big difference when using regular, instead of Greek, yogurt.
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    " It was good "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    I like this on my burgers..
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    " It was excellent "
    oanababy ate it and said...
    Just made this (the original recipe) - and it tastes amazing! Thanks!
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