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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 20.0
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.8 mg
  • Sodium: 323.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Tzatziki (Yogurt Dip)

Submitted by: LOULOUB
Tzatziki (Yogurt Dip)

Introduction

Tzatziki is a Greek and Turkish appetizer, also used as a sauce or dip. This recipe is perfect with Mediterranean dishes or anything else on a hot summer's day. Tzatziki is a Greek and Turkish appetizer, also used as a sauce or dip. This recipe is perfect with Mediterranean dishes or anything else on a hot summer's day.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 medium cucumber, finely sliced
    1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill weed
    1 clove garlic, diced
    2 Tbsp onion, diced
    1/2 to 3/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp freshly ground white pepper
    6 ounces plain, nonfat yogurt

Tips

Garnish with mint or dill.


Directions

Combine ingredients, serve, and enjoy.
Keeps for several days, although some separation may occur--just mix again!






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  • 23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Being Greek and having made tzatziki, my suggestion would be to peel and seed the cucumber, dice it, place cubes in a piece of paper towel and squeeze out the excess water. This will help keep the dip from getting watery. This recipe is a good lowfat version. Sometimes mint is used instead of dill. - 10/17/08

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Will be trying the recipe with Greek Style Yogurt for a thicker version.

    Tzatziki is DELICIOUS on a bagel sandwich. Just use a plain, cheese, or sesame bagel, chicken or turkey, and the sauce for a delicious treat. - 8/11/09

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    NOTE for thicker consistency - slice, sprinkle salt, let sit (water will come out of the cucumbers), drain, pat dry then chopped the cucumbers. Also place Yogurt/Sour Cream in cheesecloth to drain some liquid at the same time. This will produce a thicker consistency. - 10/17/08

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  • 6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    i am from Greece and in tzatziki we don't put onion - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a good recipe. I like a bit more garlic in mine and add a squeeze of lime juice, but otherwise make mine pretty much the same...agree with the postings about draining the yogurt and cucumbers first. It helps the texture...great as a dip, gyro spread, salad dressing...you name it! - 10/17/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    For the folks that need the measuring:
    1 medium cucumber, finely sliced; 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh dill weed; 1 clove garlic, diced; 2 Tbsp onion, diced; 1/2-3/4 tsp salt; 1/4 tsp freshly ground white pepper; 6 oz plain, nonfat yogurt - 8/12/09

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe, my husband is from India and loves hot food so this is my my of cooling my taste buds. We also seed the cucumbers & drain them. Have used dill weed at times and also have added a small amount of cumin. Oh so great. - 10/17/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yours is better than mine. THNX
    A side note I have posted my Briami recipe with a referral to your Tzatziki. I adore the way the two work so well together. - 7/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This dip is awesome. I use it as a substitute for mayo on my turkey sandwiches (and anything else I can think to add it to). It's very flavorful. Thanks! - 4/14/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I was just recently served this is a little Greek cafe; not sure if the recipe was exact. It was served with a grilled chicken and vegetable mixture on flat bread. It was excellent; I'm glad to see this recipe posted and will be making it. - 10/17/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I would use non fat Greek Yogurt - It has a thicker consistency (and I think better flavor). If you don't like the cucumber seeds use an english cucumber - seedless. Thanks for the recipe - 10/17/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Buying a "natural style" yoghurt (with no pectin or anything else added to change the consistency, like Dannon Natural or Trader Joe's) makes the yoghurt drain beautifully in cheesecloth. If you drain the cucumber too, you get a thicker consistency; wonderful on pitas without too much dripping.... - 7/7/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Perfect taste to jaz up my carrot sticks. - 7/4/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is so good with barbecue and grilled meat. Try dipping fresh or grilled veggies in it! - 7/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love this dip! great topping for lean beef - 7/5/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This rewcipe is very good when it is left overnite to let the flavors mix.. - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks very similar to a dip I invented the other day, it's crazy! But I didn't put cucumber in mine, I'll have to try that sometime. I loved how it's so low in fat but is as yummy as those normal, high-fat ones. - 7/11/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can someone tell me how much is a serving size? - 7/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so good! and so in season with those of us with little vegetable gardens! We love Tzatziki, especially in the summer. This recipe tastes like it does in Greece! - 7/6/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It says: 1/2 cup dill, 1/2-3/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp white pepper.

    Check the sodium on the yogurt, that may be the source of the sodium, otherwise. leave out the salt. - 7/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    we make this all the time and have it with grilled chicken and tomatoes. Greek gyros style with wheat pita's the kids love it and it is so YUMMY!!! - 7/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have always loved tzarziki sauce and this was perfect! I did add a little bit of lemon juice :) - 2/12/08

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  • I make mine with Greek yogurt instead of regular; I add lemon juice and skip the onion. Also, others' tips on getting some of the extra water out of the cukes is important!! Another suggestion: put all ingredients (except Greek yogurt) into food processor, then "fold" into the Greek yogurt. - 4/4/14

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  • I love this stuff and always order it when eating out. I never knew it was so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe - 8/30/13

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  • Thanks for the lowfat - 8/30/13

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