Tzatziki makes a dazzling party dip that is served with Kebabs or salads. I learned this Tzatziki recipe during my visit to Athens. This Greek yogurt sauce is so simple to make on your own. It is a great accompaniment to the barbecued meats and fish during the summer season garden parties. It is also nice to serve as a dip with pita bread.

You can dish up it immediately, but I like better to allow the tzatziki dip to keep in the fridge for 3-4 hours to get the flavors. It can be served chilled or at room temperature.


SERVES                 4



Tzatziki Recipe | Greek Yogurt Sauce

1 small cucumber

4 spring onions

1 garlic clove

1 cup Greek-style yogurt

3 tbsp chopped fresh mint

Salt and black pepper

Fresh mint sprig for garnishing



Preparation Method:

Tzatziki Recipe | Greek Yogurt Sauce

Trim the ends off from the cucumber and cut it into ¼ in dice.

Trim the spring onions and garlic cloves then chop them finely.

In a glass bowl, beat the yogurt until completely smooth, then gently stir in the chopped cucumber, garlic, onion, and mint.

Add salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper to taste. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl. Chill until ready to serve; garnish with mint if liked.

Serve this classic Greek dip with toasted small pita bread.


Cook’s Tip:

Tzatziki Recipe | Greek Yogurt Sauce

Choose Greek-style yogurt for this dip as it has higher fat content than other types of yogurts that giving it a rich and creamy texture.


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