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Easy Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

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This easy tzatziki recipe is made in less than 5 minutes. It’s the perfect refreshing Greek yogurt cucumber dip.
Prep time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
£0.50
Makes: 4
Appetizer, Snack
Greek
dip, greek, quick and easy, Tzatziki, yogurt
Freezable

Table of Contents

  1. What is tzatziki?
  2. Ingredients
  3. How to make tzatziki sauce?
  4. Storage

What is tzatziki?

Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt dip that is tangy, fresh and delicious.  It’s the refreshingly perfect summer cucumber dip in hot weather. 

The traditional ingredients in tzatziki are Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice and mint. I added 1 garlic clove, which is not traditional but in my opinion, adds an extra dimension of flavour. 

Close up side shot of Tzatziki garnished with mint and a drizzle of olive oil

Ingredients

Mint 

For flavour & freshness in this Greek cucumber dip. 

Cucumber

The most important element of the tzatziki sauce is the grated cucumber for me. It’s what makes the recipe so bright and refreshing. 

Lemon 

To add acidity and tang to the Greek yogurt dip.  

Greek Yogurt 

I make this tzatziki recipe less calorific by using 0% fat yogurt, but this is a matter of preference. Just be sure to stick to unsweetened Greek yogurt, rather than any sweetened natural yogurt. 

Garlic 

Breaking the rules here but trust me, 1 raw, minced clove just adds a little garlicky kick that is subtle but effective.

Homemade Tzatziki - Ingredients

How to make tzatziki sauce?

Start by grating the cucumber. Use your hands to squeeze the excess liquid out of the cucumber. No need to add loads of pressure to try and remove all of the liquid, a little bit of moisture adds extra freshness.

Grated cucumber on chopping board

Combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, grated cucumber, minced garlic in a large mixing bowl.

Cucumber added to the yogurt

Finely chop the mint.

Finely chopped mint on chopping board

Add the mint to Tzatziki and then mix together after seasoning with lots of salt and a pinch of black pepper.

Finely chopped mint added to the top of Tzatziki

Now your Tzatziki is ready to serve. You can add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and serve with some toasted flat breads and dig in!

Tzatziki ready to serve

Storage

How long can I keep this in the fridge for?

You can store it in the fridge for 4-5 days. Don’t be alarmed if it looks a little separated when you open the container you’re storing it in. Just give it a stir and enjoy! 

Can I freeze it?

Yes you can! Freeze for up to 3 months.

Close up shot of Tzatziki with flat bread being dipped in bowl

 

Easy Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
£0.50
Appetizer, Snack
Greek
dip, greek, quick and easy, Tzatziki, yogurt
Freezable
Servings: 4
This easy tzatziki recipe is made in less than 5 minutes. It’s the perfect refreshing Greek yogurt cucumber dip.

Ingredients

  • ½ cucumber grated (£0.45)
  • 500 ml (0% Fat) Greek yogurt (£0.85)
  • ½ lemon juiced (£0.25)
  • Handful of mint stems removed & finely chopped (£0.50)
  • 1 clove garlic minced (£0.75/3)=(£0.25)

Cupboard Essentials

  • Black pepper
  • A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Method

  • Start by grating the cucumber. Use your hands to squeeze the excess liquid out of the cucumber. No need to add loads of pressure to try and remove all of the liquid, a little bit of moisture adds extra freshness.
  • Combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, grated cucumber, minced garlic and finely chopped mint in a large mixing bowl.
  • Season with lots of salt and a pinch of black pepper. Optionally top with a little extra virgin olive oil and dig in!

Nutrition

Servings: 4 servings
Fat: 7g
Calories: 66kcal
Carbohydrates: 11g
Protein: 0.4g

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