Straight from Greece! This recipe has been in my family for years - my Auntie showed me how to make it this Greek Easter - great with raw red peppers and pita chips.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
25
Yield:
25 servings
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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel cucumbers and grate into a colander. Squeeze out excess water.

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  • Mix together sour cream, yogurt, garlic, and olive oil in a large bowl. Stir in cucumbers. Chill at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 2.5g 1% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 20.1mg 7% DV; sodium 31.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
Thank you for an awesome tzatziki recipe without dill or mint (I had none). I went through browsing a ton of tzatziki recipes on this site and finally stumbled on this one. I had to scale the recipe down as I was only making this for 3 people. I used a half a cucumber, grated it the put in a sheet of bounty towel paper and squeezed the water out, then repeated the step with another fresh towel paper. I also filtered 2% milk yogurt since I had no Greek yogurt, I used about 3/4 of a cup since it was gonna shrink when it lost moisture. I then combined the yogurt, cucumber, 3/4 cup of light sour cream, 2 cloves of garlic, and about 1 tbsp of evoo. Refrigerated for about 2 hrs. It was perfect with the "Greek potato stew" from this site and lemon pilaf and Greek salad. I will no longer buy store made tzatziki, this was so easy to make and better tasting. The key is in getting the moisture out of the cucumbers and yogurt (if your not using greek yogurt) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2010
Good, but this tasted too much like sour cream. I think this would have been fine using greek yogurt as the base. Read More
(12)
144 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2008
Thank you for an awesome tzatziki recipe without dill or mint (I had none). I went through browsing a ton of tzatziki recipes on this site and finally stumbled on this one. I had to scale the recipe down as I was only making this for 3 people. I used a half a cucumber, grated it the put in a sheet of bounty towel paper and squeezed the water out, then repeated the step with another fresh towel paper. I also filtered 2% milk yogurt since I had no Greek yogurt, I used about 3/4 of a cup since it was gonna shrink when it lost moisture. I then combined the yogurt, cucumber, 3/4 cup of light sour cream, 2 cloves of garlic, and about 1 tbsp of evoo. Refrigerated for about 2 hrs. It was perfect with the "Greek potato stew" from this site and lemon pilaf and Greek salad. I will no longer buy store made tzatziki, this was so easy to make and better tasting. The key is in getting the moisture out of the cucumbers and yogurt (if your not using greek yogurt) Read More
(87)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2007
Couple of things: I've never seen Greek yogurt at any store so I just buy regular, and spoon it into a coffee filter. The moisture drains away in no time, and it's an excellent substitute for Greek yog. Secondly, English cucumbers are sometimes called Hothouse cucumbers. Hope that helps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2007
Thanks for all the great reviews everyone! For those of you who are looking for a low-fat recipe - Whole Foods Market (or probably any other natural foods supermarket) carries a FAT FREE Greek Yogurt, so you still get the thickness, and the great taste! If you choose low fat sour cream over the regular, make sure to drain the water. And for those of you who aren't sure what English Cucumbers are, they are sometimes called something different in the Supermarket - but always come fully wrapped in plastic! Thanks again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2007
I went to Greece over the summer and I absolutely loved the tzatziki there. I couldn't wait to find an authentic recipe. This is it! I didn't add anything and it was perfect- just like what I had in Greece. It really makes a lot so when I am not entertaining I will scale it back. Thanks for the great recipe! Spring for the English cucumbers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2011
I used fat free Greek yogurt and reduced fat sour cream and added a teaspoon of lemon juice and a little dried oregano (a teaspoon or so I didn't measure). I didn't have english cucumbers--just regular cukes. We had this as a snack for Movie Night with homemade pita chips. Really good. We didn't miss the extra fat. The kids absolutely loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2007
Great refreshing dip. I cut the recipe in half. What is missing is fresh dill and a bit of lemon. I used reduced fat dairy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
This recipe is just like my baba used to make- traditional greek sauce!! I added nothing and it didn't need anything because traditional greek sauce doesn't have anything else! The greek yogurt makes it! Thanks for sharing- its a keeper! Danni Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2007
Excellent recipe! I vacationed in Crete for 3 weeks in January 2007. So I know what authentic tzatziki sauce is suppose to taste like. This recipe is definitely right up there! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2008
I almost well maybe I actually did lick the bowl. That's saying a lot for someone who doesn't like cucmbers! I only made enough for 5-7 people... definitely need to make more next time! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2010
Good, but this tasted too much like sour cream. I think this would have been fine using greek yogurt as the base. Read More
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