This fragrant sauce is cool and refreshing, a perfect summer dip for cucumber slices.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1.5 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, dill and garlic. Blend thoroughly and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

33 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 1.7g 1% DV; fat 2.5g 4% DV; cholesterol 1.1mg; sodium 110.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2008
A very good recipe as is. Not as thick as I am used to though. To make it a 5-star recipe, I added finely chopped cucumbers, and I left out the olive oil and used greek yogurt because it is thicker. If you can't find greek yogurt (or a real yogurt strainer), you can put two coffee filters into a colander. Put the colander over a bowl and strain the yogurt for about an hour or so on the countertop. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/23/2012
This recipe is a great base but requires additional steps and ingredients to make it perfect. I bought 16 oz of yogurt lined a sieve with paper towel and placed the yogurt in it. After a few hours all of the liquid drained out of the yogurt leaving it nice and thick. I added 1 cup of grated Long English Cucumber. Be sure to squeeze all of the liquid out of the cucmber after grating it. I also added 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint. Read More
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440 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 225
  • 4 star values: 170
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2008
A very good recipe as is. Not as thick as I am used to though. To make it a 5-star recipe, I added finely chopped cucumbers, and I left out the olive oil and used greek yogurt because it is thicker. If you can't find greek yogurt (or a real yogurt strainer), you can put two coffee filters into a colander. Put the colander over a bowl and strain the yogurt for about an hour or so on the countertop. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2012
To make this a true tzatziki sauce, I did add one very large deseeded cucumber. I also used greek yogurt. VERY good. I seriously ate myself sick on this with a bag of sea salt pita chips. NOTE: If you can stand it, the longer this sauce sits.......the better it gets. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2006
so ... i'd give it a "5" based on the way i made it, but no cucumbers in the recipe?!?! it definitely needs them. i added about 1 cup of finely chopped cucumbers to the recipe and it was perfect and delicious! went great with the gyros burgers also on this site. also, we used Dannon's plain fat-free yogurt and had NO problems with it being too "runny" like others complained about. it was thick, rich and great. but remember to add those cucumbers! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2006
I can't really rate it in its virgin state because I didn't make it that way. However, with the changes I made it was a 5. Changes: 1/4 tsp pepper instead of 1/2 tsp, 1/2 tblsp dry dill instead of 1 tblsp fresh dill, 1 clove of garlic instead of 3 cloves, and I added 1/3 c. shredded & water pressed out cucumbers. Made this way it will be a permanent fixture in my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2003
I really liked this recipe but to add to the flavor and texture I doubled the fresh dill and added finely chopped cucumbers. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2008
Good start. I added finely diced seedless cucumbers (it needed it) chopped green onions and 1 tsp of red wine vinegar. Also use a good thick greek yogurt. It does have a strong garlicky flavor so if you are not a garlic lover either half the garlic or lightly sauté it first to take out the raw garlic "bite". This was excellent on Pita Chips! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2003
Tried Tzatziki sauce with chicken in a restraunt this is the same. Delicous. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/23/2012
This recipe is a great base but requires additional steps and ingredients to make it perfect. I bought 16 oz of yogurt lined a sieve with paper towel and placed the yogurt in it. After a few hours all of the liquid drained out of the yogurt leaving it nice and thick. I added 1 cup of grated Long English Cucumber. Be sure to squeeze all of the liquid out of the cucmber after grating it. I also added 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh mint. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Perfect Tzatziki sauce Serena! We loved it. Served it with Sharon's Souvlaki Tabbouleh and pita bread all of which are from this site. Read More
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