tzatziki greek

Greek Tzatziki

A scrumptious dip that can be used with raw vegetables, spiced chicken, meatballs and pita bread 

Keyword tzatziki
Servings 6


  • 1 1/2 Cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Large Cucumber Shredded
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Dill Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil Extra virgin


  1. Grate your cucumber 12 - 24 hours in advance and place the grated cucumber in cheese cloth.  This will take out the moisture and will help the tzatziki not get runny.  I squeeze out the liquid several times through out this time 

  2. Place the plain Greek yogurt in a small bowl 

    Tzatziki greek dip
  3. Add the salt, cucumber, dill, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well. 

  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.  You can drizzle a bit more olive oil on top if desired 

    Greek tzatziki dip

Recipe Notes

I often will double or even triple the recipe.