How to make it

  • Place a cheesecloth or paper coffee filter in a colander and pour in the yogurt. Allow the yogurt to drain for several hours. I put it in the refrigerator the night before I make tzatziki.
  • Place the grated cucumber in another colander and let that drain for two hours.
  • Mix together all of the ingredients except the extra olive oil for garnish, and then chill.
  • Serve on individual plates with pita wedges as an appetizer, garnished with a drizzle of olive oil, at each person's seat -OR- in a bowl with pita wedges and/or crudite with drinks.
  • NOTE: please be sure to keep this covered well and chilled only 2 or 3 days until used and enjoyed.

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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    This is one of my favorite foods ever. I am in love with all things Greek. Truly. Thanks, hon - great post!!
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  • kyrarose 10 years ago
    if you use traditional greek yogurt you can eliminate the draining yogurt stage. I was taught to cook by a Greek friend of mine and her tzatziki recipe is a bit different from yours.
    also you can squeeze the juice out of the cucumber then you don't have to let it sit for so long.
    but i'm gonna try it you way and see the taste difference. I have also posted a tzatziki recipe if you would like to see the differences.
    happy cooking
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  • zena824 10 years ago
    I had this stuff in Germany at the Greek Deli Places.... Yum Yum... really good stuff.... I agree with krum.... if you've never had this stuff... you really need to try it..
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  • crystalwaters 10 years ago
    A great post, one of my fave Greek appies! Great tip about the yogurt, that's the best way to make it when you can't get your hands on good, thick, authentic Greek yogurt.
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  • thepiggs 10 years ago
    I've had this with gyros and it is so good. Thanks for sharing something that is so simple, yet so good.

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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    That's a 5 hands down! I love this stuff and could eat the entire bowl of it when I make it - so good on sandwiches, and I love to use celery sticks as "dippers". Delish post!! Anyone who's never tried this, really REALLY, you should...
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