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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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  • 25 of 25 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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  • 8 of 8 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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    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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    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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    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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  • The best dipping. I eat it daily but without onion, I add tomato - 8/16/13

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  • 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. - 5/27/13

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  • This was yummy, it tasted even better after a day or two in the fridge. - 3/9/13

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  • I made this for a party on the weekend, and it was devoured. Fresh, light, bright, tasty, and not watery - I drained the cucumbers for an hour and a half in the fridge and that worked. - 8/8/12

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  • A good tip for cucumbers and tomatoes: Place in a strainer after cutting them and salt them. You'd be surprised how much liquid is drawn out! You can take regular non-fat yogurt, put it in a strainer lined with coffee filters over a bowl and back in the refridgerator. Next day you have greek yogurt! - 3/20/12

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  • I made this last might, and It was so good. I will be making more. It was very hard not to eat the whole thing. - 1/16/12

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  • i love this stuff, thanks for sharing,,
    - 12/23/11

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  • Very delicious! I like a bit more garlic but the suggestion for the cucumber is right on. - 11/4/11

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  • no onion, use a thicker greek yogurt, take the advice of seeding and squeezing your cucumber and i like to add a few shakes of greek seasoning. :) delicious - 11/4/11

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  • I added lemon juice, and used greek yogurt. Perfect! Anyone who likes tzatziki should try it in a chicken wrap with spinach and a dash of lemon pepper, soooo good. - 10/23/11

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  • very very good! - 7/22/11

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  • Ok - I've made it - tastes good - so what the heck do I do with it?? What kinds of things do you all recommend putting it on - I'm not using it as a dip. Baked potatoes? Hamburgers? Suggestions?? - 7/5/11

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  • This is so refreshing......... - 7/5/11

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  • I liked it. - 7/5/11

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  • with lamb this is so good . so for me its a sauce . - 7/5/11

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  • Excellent!!!! - 7/5/11

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  • It helps also to use some lebni or greek yogurt--it rounds out the taste better. My family loves the onion taste so we usually use about 1/4 of a sweet vidalia onion instead of only 2 tbsps - 7/5/11

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  • Have to try this,we don't use any dill other than when making pickles.This could add a zip and zing to our table. I am really enjoying the recipes I have found on SP.Last weekend I was greeted at our camping group with What's on the menu? Rather than glad to see you. - 7/5/11

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  • been wanting this recipe for a while. I love this stuff on sandwiches. - 7/5/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    hello - 5/20/11

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  • As suggested, strain your yoghurt overnight. Grate seedless English cucumber and squeeze out excess liquid. I use a little more garlic, fresh dill, white pepper and a little lemon. It is wonderful in wraps, in place of salad dressing, and over stuffed grape leaves. - 4/6/11

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  • I'll try the suggestions above to avoid the watery dip syndrome. Fresh dill rocks and the calories are soooo few. Love it - 2/1/11

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  • My husband is Turkish. He liked the cucumbers seeded and grated. I make our yogurt w/2% and drain to make thicker (eventually is yogurt cheese, like cream cheese). We call this dis Cacık. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzatziki - 9/17/10

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  • This is amazing - put it on the Spinach Bugers (sparkrecipe) and it is out of this world - taste just like a gyro. - 8/6/10

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  • This is terrific! I don't know why, but lately I have loved eating food that is from other countries! Thank you! - 1/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVE it, thanks!!! - 11/7/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I couldn't see the quantities either so I won't be making this. - 4/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yumm! - 4/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is one of my favorites - 12/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It may only be my computer, but for the quantities of dill weed, salt and pepper I couldn't see the numbers (I'm guessing they were fractions?). I'd love to make this dip, but what are the quantities of dill, salt and pepper? - 12/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy on salad . Also a great seasoning for fish. - 10/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What's another idea for what to serve it with, besides pita bread? - 10/17/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A good basic recipe... however I substituted mint for the dill, drained Greek yoghurt for the plain yoghurt, and omitted the onion. I also made sure to drain the moisture out of the cucumbers to keep a good consistency. Tzatziki is the bomb diggity with lamb gyros. :D - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    excellent - 10/17/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this stuff - make it as a dip or even eat it as a salad! - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! I plan to make this for a diner party tonight. - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the low fat recipe. I love this stuff, can't wait to make it. - 10/17/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am from Bulgaria and we dont put onion and the name of this summer soup is tarator - 10/17/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this stuff. It's amazing in gyros! - 7/15/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe and omitted the onion. Sorry, my husband is not a big fan. I personally would have added them but I have to deal with a rather picky eater! Great recipe though!! - 7/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had this with grilled salmon and it was terrific! - 7/9/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Always thought it was mint in tzatsiki, not dill weed. Will have to try it both ways and compare.
    Also would recommend de-seeding cucumbers. - 7/9/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OH THIS IS A GREAT DIP WITH LOTS OF DIFFERENT FLAVORS.THE GARLIC GIVES IT SOME POP. - 7/6/08

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tired this as a change from my usual Albanian yogurt dip and my friends were disappointed. It just doesn't taste authentic. Who uses white pepper in the Balkans? - 7/6/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i make this all the time but never knew the name! - 7/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love tzatziki on all kinds of things! You can also use sour cream as the base instead of yogurt. A little less authentic, but just as good for those who don't like yogurt. - 7/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was just the flavor change I needed for my lunch. - 7/3/08

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've had this in restaurants and always wanted to make it. Thanks. - 7/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! The main diff between this and the Greek version of yogurt is that they strain the yogurt through cloth and let the liquid drain out to make the yogurt thicker if anyone is interested. You can't beat eating this with so many things!! - 7/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This tastes delicious on a pita or tortilla with chicken or lamb or veggies. Yummy! - 7/3/08

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This taste. I did however do one change. I left th eonions out as I am not allowed to have them in my diet. - 7/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great - I'm excited to make this! - 7/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love it - 7/3/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love tzatziki and am anxious to try this. Note to person with quantities of ingredients. Are you clicking on the print button at the top of this page then select "print recipe". It appears on the screen with the missing quantities before it prints. - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did click on print and the measurements still did not show up. If someone could just write in and post what you can see I can write it onto my paper. - 7/2/08

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not add the dill weed & my family liked it more! - 7/2/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow I tried something different & enjoyed it.! - 7/2/08

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    anyway to lessen sodium total? this sounds alot like the gyro dressing. love it!! - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds great! I will definitely try it! - 7/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love it!!!!!!!!! - 7/2/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THIS SOUNDS VERY GOOD HAVE NEVER TRIED ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. - 7/2/08

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Ohhh I keep forgetting to click on the rating - tzatziki is always good. Yum! - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have a company potluck function for the 4th of July tomorrow. I think this would be perfect. Several of us have recently joined Sparks. - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SVELTELINDA155 - on my computer i can't read the measurements either, but when i click on print they come out fine! - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It rocks. - 7/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I use this for gyros, on salads, in wraps. It is one of my faves! - 7/2/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not to my taste but healthy. Thanks for the recipe. - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'M MAKING THIS FOR SURE AND HAVING IT WITH LOW SALT CHIPS YUMMY - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! Can't wait to try it. - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Now I have something my mother-in-law is going to love to eat when she comes over to our house!! - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was unable to read the measurements for the dill, salt and pepper. Please send this ASAP. I want to try this recipe. - 7/2/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is really good...i'm taking it to a party, and i'm sure it will be a big hit! thanks! - 3/1/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was my first time trying it and it just made me dream of summer by how refreshing it tasted! - 2/25/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! This is great - 2/19/08

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