Sauces And dips


Tzatziki is a versatile sauce. It is a Mediterranean-style sauce/dip so it pairs well with a lot of Mediterranean dishes. It is very simple and yet so full of flavor. It is also very easy to make. I love making this and keeping it on hand. I add it to a lot of meals as a sauce or dip. It goes with a ton of things. Fries? yes. Burgers? yes. Nachos? yes. It adds a cool fresh flavor to any dish, especially Mediterranean dishes.

With a few simple ingredients, you have a dip/sauce that is full of wonderful flavor. Let me share with you how I make my Tzatziki.


3/4 (or 1 small) cucumber – partially peeled. Leave some of the skin on for added texture and flavor.
1 tsp salt
4 cloves garlic – grated
1 tsp white distilled vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups plain greek style yogurt
1/4 tsp white pepper


  1. Grate or process the cucumber with either a handheld grater or a food processor. Add the cucumber to a bowl and add 1/2 tsp of salt. Mix to combine and add to either a mesh sieve or cheesecloth over a strainer. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes discard the liquid that seeps from the cucumber. Squeeze out the remaining liquid from the cucumber with either a cheesecloth or a lint-free kitchen tea towel. Add the cucumber back to the bowl.
  3. Add the garlic, remaining salt, pepper, vinegar, and oil. Mix to combine well.
  4. Add the yogurt and mix well. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap or place in a bowl and attach a lid. Chill for 30 minutes or overnight.
  5. Stir before serving and top with a tablespoon or so of olive oil to the top. Serve with any dish you prefer.

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