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This authentic Tzatziki recipe, simply made with yogurt, drained cucumber, Olive oil, fresh herbs and garlic. It’s a refreshing chilled sauce, dip or spread. You’ll love how easy and versatile this Greek sauce is, it’s often served  with some pita chips and fresh veggies or use it over your gyros, kebabs with grilled fish or to dip your fries.  So many possibilities!



2 cups plain Greek yogurt

¾ English cucumber, peeled

3-4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill and mint



Remove the skin and the seeds of the cucumber and grate it into a bowl. Wrap the grated cucumber in a towel and squeeze to get rid of the excess water.

In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, minced garlic and olive oil, the yogurt, lemon juice, fresh dill and mint, and mix until the ingredients are combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cover and refrigerate for about 20 -30 minutes before serving.

Leftover tzatziki sauce keeps well, chilled, for about 4-5 days.