Traditional Tzatziki



Dietary Info: Gluten-Free

Yield: about 2- 1/2 cups

Time: 5 minutes

The other day, I was thinking about a trip I took to Greece a couple of years ago and I have been on a Mediterranean kick ever since. The food there was wonderful, the people were incredibly hospitable and the country itself was absolutely gorgeous! In Greece, tzatziki is traditionally served with gyro meat but it is also often served with pita for dipping. The cucumber makes tzatziki very refreshing and the yogurt makes for a tangy flavor. Quick and easy to make, I recommend serving this tzatziki with veggies (baby carrots and sliced peppers are great) but pita chips are yummy too!

  • 1- 1/2 cups Nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dill, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Throw yogurt into a bowl, followed by the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine well. Optional but recommended: refrigerate for an hour, allowing tzatziki to thicken. Serve with veggies or pita chips. Tzatziki can be refrigerated, covered, for about 3-5 days. Enjoy!


A panoramic of Athens photographed from the Parthenon. Such a beautifully sunny day! Definitely the best trip I have ever taken.


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