Tzatziki (Yogurt Dip)

Tzatziki (Yogurt Dip)

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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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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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  • 41 of 41 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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  • 15 of 15 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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  • 11 of 11 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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  • 9 of 11 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!
    8 of 8 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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  • 5 of 5 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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  • 4 of 5 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 3 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Incredible!
    This dip is great on so many things. - 7/22/20

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  • Incredible!
    Great recipe - 7/3/20

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  • Very Good
    Light dip. - 6/25/20

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  • looks good - 6/15/20

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  • Incredible!
    nyummm! - 5/28/20

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  • I left out the onion (too wet) and salted and drained the cucumber. I also used lowfat rather than nonfat yogurt. - 5/16/20

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  • delicious - 5/11/20

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  • Incredible!
    Very refreshing - 5/10/20

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  • it was good and when my dill grows again will make it - 4/20/20

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  • Incredible!
    We love this as a dip for veggies. - 4/13/20

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  • Incredible!
    This is so good. Everyone loved it! - 2/6/20

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  • Incredible!
    This is very good. - 1/14/20

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  • Very Good
    i love this for all kinds of foods - 12/11/19

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  • I love Tzatziki - 10/11/19

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  • Will make. - 8/29/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 8/20/19

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  • Incredible!
    very tasty - 8/17/19

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  • Incredible!
    I love this dip for almost anything chicken beef salad It delicious - 8/11/19

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  • Very Good
    Yummo! - 8/3/19

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  • Not bad, thanks. - 7/2/19

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  • Nice recipe - 6/26/19

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  • Bad
    Not a fan. - 6/26/19

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  • tasty - 6/25/19

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  • Yummy! - 6/25/19

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  • Good
    Thanks - 6/15/19

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  • Great - 6/15/19

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  • Good idea & the tip of getting water from the cucumbers thank you. - 5/11/19

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  • Good
    Tried this as a dip and enjoyed it. - 8/12/18

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  • Not great. It was better when I used other people's suggestions. Instructions could be changed to reflect the less juicy cucumber preparation. - 8/1/18

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  • This sounds like a simple and tasty sauce. I am looking forward to make this instead of buying from a store. Thank you for sharing. - 7/5/18

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  • seems quick and easy to make. I think I will give this a try. - 6/28/18

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  • Incredible!
    Easy to make, nice and refreshing - 6/1/18

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  • Perfect for summer dishes. - 5/21/18

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  • interesting... - 5/20/18

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  • delicious - 5/15/18

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  • I liked the flavor of this I made it thin and used it over salad - 4/1/18

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  • Incredible!
    Great recipe!! I lightly electric chopped the veggies and let the water drip after I pressed it in a fine mesh strainer. I also used a regular onion because I forgot to buy the red, and I added a 1/2 tsp dried mint. It's incredible! I'm making the turkey feta burgers from this site tomorrow, using p - 2/10/18

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  • Incredible!
    This is a great recipe. If you use Greek yogurt, you don't need to squeeze the liquid out of the cukes, a little extra liquid is a good thing. 8-) - 8/31/17

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  • What is the serving size? - 8/15/17

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  • Incredible!
    LOVE this recipe!!! Thanks! - 8/7/17

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  • Thanks for sharing - 8/7/17

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  • Incredible!
    Good - 7/13/17

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  • Good
    good - 6/29/17

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  • This is a great dip! - 6/29/17

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  • Yum - 6/22/17

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  • Great flavor and the suggestion to peel the cucumber is an excellent option. - 6/22/17

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  • Yummers! - 6/13/17

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  • So good - 4/1/17

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  • Very Good
    I've made a version with Fage greek Yogurt to up the protein. I'm used to it without onion or dill, just garlic & mint. It's all good, esp. in hot weather or with spicy food! - 6/11/16

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  • Incredible!
    can be eaten with anything 11 - 11/17/15

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  • Very Good
    Try it on a cauliflower tortilla - 5/18/15

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  • Thanks for this recipe. I love tzatziki; it is such a delicious low-cal vegetable dip as well as topping for broiled salmon, but the commercial varieties are so loaded with sodium! It definitely needs a thick Greek yogurt. - 9/8/14

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

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  • Very Good
    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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  • Very Good
    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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  • Very Good
    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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  • Incredible!
    This is so refreshing......... - 7/5/11

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  • Very Good
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Very Good
    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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  • Very Good
    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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