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.
For flavour & freshness in this Greek cucumber dip.
The most important element of the tzatziki sauce is the grated cucumber for me. It’s what makes the recipe so bright and refreshing.
To add acidity and tang to the Greek yogurt dip.
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.
Breaking the rules here but trust me, 1 raw, minced clove just adds a little garlicky kick that is subtle but effective.
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 in a large mixing bowl.
Finely chop the mint.
Add the mint to Tzatziki and then mix together after seasoning with lots of salt and a pinch of black pepper.
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!
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.