Greek Tzatziki is a crisp and tangy dip made from plain yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, dill, olive oil and lemon juice. Tzatziki is typically eaten cold with a side of warm pita bread, but can also be served as a dressing for a Greek salad. Creamy and refreshing, this dip is simple to make which gives you more time to go about your day!
Notes: You can substitute Greek plain yogurt for plain yogurt if desired. To prevent your dip from being watered down, soak up extra water from the cucumber with a paper towel before adding to mixture.
Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 4 to 6
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
- 1 garlic clove, diced
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 1/2 tbs olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbs dill
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 medium mixing bowl
- cutting board
- sharp knife
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
Gather ingredients, cutting board and mixing bowl.
Chop cucumber (peeling optional), and garlic.
Add yogurt, chopped cucumber and garlic to medium sized mixing bowl.
Add lemon juice and dill juice to yogurt, cucumber and garlic. Mix ingredients together.
Add olive oil to mixture and stir together.
Put Tzatziki into a serving bowl and enjoy with a side of warm pita bread for fresh vegetables!
Recipe will stay fresh for up to 4 days in the fridge. Olive oil can give a yellowish appearance.
Tzatziki can be used as a dressing for salads, a sauce for chicken and rice bowls or as a delicious dip for fresh vegetables.