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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
10 hrs
total:
10 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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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 over a bowl. Scoop yogurt onto the cheesecloth and cover the colander with plastic wrap. Put in refrigerator to drain, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Place grated cucumber in a fine mesh strainer over a bowl; drain until most of the water is released, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Stir the drained yogurt, drained cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, and dill together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

20 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 2.5g; fat 0.5g; cholesterol 1.7mg; sodium 20.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2013
This is pretty good considering it has no sour cream and breaks down great nutritionally. I used plain Greek yogurt so there was no need to drain as written in step #1 making this even easier. Only thing that I would change in the future is cutting back on the lemon juice. For us it was just a little too much lemon flavor but it did work well on gyros (another recipe on this site) and I definitely will make again. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2013
This is pretty good considering it has no sour cream and breaks down great nutritionally. I used plain Greek yogurt so there was no need to drain as written in step #1 making this even easier. Only thing that I would change in the future is cutting back on the lemon juice. For us it was just a little too much lemon flavor but it did work well on gyros (another recipe on this site) and I definitely will make again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2015
We've been looking for Tzatziki for awhile the was close to our favorite Greek restaurant. This one is amazing! We also used the Greek Yogurt so we didn't have to wait for it to drain. Definitely tastes better the second day after it has time to marinate in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2019
I love Tzatziki sauce!!! This recipe is delicious and healthy as well!!! Love the fresh flavors. Perfect!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2019
The only thing I did differently was use a nonfat Greek yogurt that was low moisture and didn't need straining overnight. It is great for sandwiches souvlaki an alternate salad dressing and had the flavor I was looking for. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2017
This recipe has all of the right ingredients but it needs more of them. I increased the garlic to 3 cloves (could barely taste it with only 1 clove). It also needed more lemon juice increased to 2-3 tablespoon. I also increased the chopped parsley to 1/4 cup. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2015
I added 1 TBSP orange blossom honey and half a lemon squeezed along with 2 TBSP Tahini sauce. It tasted amazing!! Thanks for posting this!! Read More
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