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Chef John's Tzatziki Sauce

In this video, you’ll see a great method for making tzatziki sauce, the famous Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. The key is to grate the cucumber. No food processor here! Grating creates the perfect texture. Next you’ll see how to draw out the water from the grated cucumber, which will save your sauce from becoming too runny. You’ll also discover the best type of yogurt to use. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Tzatziki Sauce. It's amazing on grilled lamb! Or simply enjoyed with pita bread, crackers, or raw vegetables.

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  • Carolinev

Love Chef John. But the pronunciation of this one is TZA-TZIKI. Not TA-Tziki. I know you can do it! :-)

  • Marjorie O'Neil Taylor

Chef's narration, albeit annoying and condescending, was very informative. Love this stuff!

  • Cilly Mae

I've tried making Tzatziki before and was disappointed that it didn't come close to the Tzatziki I buy at the farmer's market or that my friends make. I'll try Chef John's recipe, substituting Persian cucumbers for English, since they're easier to find in my area.