Tzatziki (Yogurt & Cucumber Dip)

Tzatziki is a refreshing and good-for-you yogurt and cucumber dip. Serve it with pita, grilled meats, gyros, or just eat it with a spoon!

Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups plain 2% Greek yogurt (I use Fage)
  • 1 medium English or hothouse cucumber, seeded, coarsely grated and squeezed as dry as possible (about 1 cup)
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Scant 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (I often add a generous pinch of sugar to balance the flavors). Cover and chill until ready to serve. Before serving, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with fresh mint, if desired.

Nutrition Information

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  • Serving size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 77
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Sodium: 223 mg
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg

Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.