Rating: 4.75 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Drain some low-fat yogurt overnight to make this yummy cucumber dressing. This is a delicious topping for grilled chicken or meat. It's also a great dip for veggies and pita chips. Added another clove of garlic ( werewolves in Florida). Eliminated the parsley and go a little bit heavier on the fresh dill.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a colander with two layers of cheesecloth and place it over a bowl. Place yogurt on the cheesecloth and cover the colander with plastic wrap. Allow yogurt to drain, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Place grated cucumber in a fine mesh strainer; allow to drain 1 to 2 hours.

  • Mix yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Refrigerate for flavors to blend, at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

20 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 2.5g; fat 0.5g; cholesterol 1.7mg; sodium 20.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2014
Easy and delicious. I used Greek yogurt and didn't strain it. I chopped up the cucumber and put it in our metal coffee filter with a sprinkling of sea salt, let it sit for about 20 - 30 minutes, and then pressed out excess water by pressing my fist down into the filter until almost no more water could be seen dripping out of the filter. Read More
(26)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2019
Nothing special. Tasted too sour. I did what a couple other reviewers did and added some sour cream Big mistake! This just doesn't seem to have much flavor. I'm going to add another cucumber to it and maybe some onion powder. Something. Read More
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2014
Easy and delicious. I used Greek yogurt and didn't strain it. I chopped up the cucumber and put it in our metal coffee filter with a sprinkling of sea salt, let it sit for about 20 - 30 minutes, and then pressed out excess water by pressing my fist down into the filter until almost no more water could be seen dripping out of the filter. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2017
OMG, this is addicting! Couple of changes. Used Greek yogurt (no straining needed) and used about 1 tsp of garlic salt instead of fresh garlic and salt, only because we are not fans of raw garlic. This will be my go to Tzatziki sauce! Thanks for a wonderful recipe! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2013
This turned out excellent! I haven't made tzatziki before looking forward to making this again! Don't forget the salt and pepper to taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2018
This is a solid recipe for tzatziki. If you shortcut by using Greek yogurt instead of draining regular yogurt, then I recommend that you don't drain/squeeze the moisture from the grated cucumber - I did, and I didn't like the consistency - too thick/dry. Otherwise delicious. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2016
Just have to watch the liquid from the cucumbers, can get awfully wet if not squeezed and drained enough. Some of it may come from the fact that we used our own garden cucumbers. Extremely fresh Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2014
This was delicious. I used Greek yogurt so I didn't need to strain the yogurt only the shredded cucumber. I added just a pinch of mint at the end. This was also delicious on fish/shrimp tacos. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
Really good on gyros. I'll definitely make it again. I loved dill so I tried this recipe over others that use mint. I didn't make any major changes: I used Turkish yogurt and didn't drain it (it's pretty thick). I used a paper towel to squeeze out the moisture in the cucumber which worked very well. I didn't have any garlic cloves so I used garlic paste. I did leave out the lemon juice. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2016
Delicious. I have made it eith greek yogurt and normal yogurt and both are great. I omittted the dill because I didn't have any. We love this with the spinach and feta turkey burgers from this site. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2014
I used Greek yogurt and it came out amazing!!... And no need to drain greek yogurt. So yummy!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2019
Nothing special. Tasted too sour. I did what a couple other reviewers did and added some sour cream Big mistake! This just doesn't seem to have much flavor. I'm going to add another cucumber to it and maybe some onion powder. Something. Read More