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Easy Mediterranean dishes....Authentic Greek Tzatziki recipe

Updated on June 15, 2013


Tzatziki is a cucumber, garlic, and yogurt spread that adds a little kick to any gathering or meal. The garlic flavor mixed with a cool, tangy taste of cucumber makes a great addition to any food. Added it to pita bread and make it a sandwich. Or make it a dip and serve it with sides such as carrots, celery, or feta. This spread goes great with feta, any type of meat and any type of bread.

What makes tzatziki so great is the ability to be served at any meal that you could imagine. This is a classic Greek spread that is easy to make and great to eat. Opa!

Taztaziki Recipe

5 stars for Greek Taztziki Recipe

Prep Time

Prep time: 10 min Ready in: 10 min

Yields: 4-6 servings


  • 1 tub (17.5 ounces) plain Greek yougurt
  • 2 cucumbers, medium
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Peel skin and remove seeds from cucumbers. Cut into one inch cubes
  2. Place cucumbers and peeled garlic into a food processor until minced
  3. Strain all juices from the cucumber and garlic mix, using a food strainer
  4. Fold mixture into Greek yogurt. Refrigerate for two hours

Tzatziki spread

One of the great surprises with tzatziki is the different ways this spread could be used. Not only can it be used on pita bread, but there are numerous uses for this Greek delight. Here is a list of a few ways that tzatziki could make a meal delicious:

  • Add it to grilled vegetables
  • Add it to a gyro wrapped in pita bread
  • Add it to salad as the dressing
  • Top off salmon
  • Top off a steak
  • Add it to chicken breasts
  • Add it to any sandwich

Tzatziki is a spread that could be used as a dip, spread, or sandwich spread. Tzatziki is a refrigerated dish that can be used for up to five days so it will not go to waste. It makes a great leftover that you could enjoy for days after it was made. Opa!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

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      mts1098 5 years ago

      How can I call myself Greek and never tried this Tzatziki sauce on Salmon...great job...cheers and thanks

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I love this dip and it looks so easy to make!

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      tapasrecipe 5 years ago from Spanish tapas land

      I love Tzatziki, it has taken me right back to Paros, thank you so much for the memories C.