Creamy Tzatziki

How to make a Creamy Tzatziki.

Ingredients: Makes 2 Cups

  • 2 cups grated cucumber
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint and/or dill
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. Cut the cucumber in half, lengthwise, and then use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and discard them.
  2. Grate the cucumber.
  3. Scatter grated cucumber over a clean dishcloth (or paper towels).
  4. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  5. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Then gather up the corners of the dishcloth and squeeze as much liquid from grated cucumber as possible.
  7. Discard the liquid or save for another use.
  8. In a medium bowl, combine the squeezed cucumber with yogurt, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, herbs, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
  9. Set aside for at least 10 minutes then serve.
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