This Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt dip that is tangy, fresh and delicious. It’s the refreshingly perfect summer cucumber dip in hot weather.
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This Tzatziki is just like traditional Greek yogurt containing ingredients; 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. Try out these other sides to dip in the tzatziki; Air Fryer Green Beans, Vegetable Baked Fries and Aubergine Fries
Mint, Lemon & Cucumber
The perfect partners for flavour & freshness in this Greek cucumber dip. Add finely chopped mint and The most important element of the tzatziki sauce is the grated cucumber for me. Together with a squeeze of lemon, they make the recipe so bright and refreshing.
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.
Other recipes to try using tzatziki dip; Sweet Chilli Halloumi Wrap, Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower Tray Bake and Tzatziki Mezze Salad
3. Finely chop the mint (Image 3).
4. Add the mint to Tzatziki and then mix together after seasoning with lots of salt and a pinch of black pepper (Image 4).
5. Now all the tzatziki yogurt is mixed together and is ready to serve (Image 5).
6. You can add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and serve with some toasted flat breads and dig in! (Image 6).
Grate the cucumber and let it sit in a sieve for about 10-15 minutes to release some of the excess liquid, then squeeze out any remaining moisture using a clean kitchen towel.
Use fresh garlic cloves and crush or finely mince and smooth into a paste before adding them to the yogurt. Adjust the amount of garlic based on your preference for its intensity
Fresh herbs like mint add a great flavor to tzatziki. Finely chop some mint leaves and mix them into the yogurt. You can also use other herbs, depending on your taste preference.
Squeeze fresh lemon juice into the tzatziki to brighten the flavours and add a touch of acidity. Start with a small squeeze of lemon and adjust according to your taste.
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!
Yes you can! Freeze for up to 3 months, however the texture of the yogurt may change once thawed, becoming slightly watery. II would recommend you freeze the tzatziki without the cucumber, since cucumbers tend to become mushy when frozen.
Greek yogurt is traditionally used for tzatziki because of its thick and creamy texture. You can use either plain full-fat Greek yogurt, although I used zero fat to reduce the calories.
Yes, tzatziki is gluten-free as it is primarily made with yogurt, cucumbers, mint and lemon.
If you tried this Easy Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip) recipe, it would be mean so much to me if you could leave a review & a star rating to let me know how you found it! I love hearing about your experiences – it motivates me to keep creating more and more recipes for you guys 💛 Let’s get cooking! – Mimi x