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Tzatziki dip recipe

Yogurt cucumber dip recipe.

Bursting with hints of cucumber, lemon, dill and Greek yogurt, it's a zesty addition to any meal. Serve it as a dip, in a wrap, or in a gyro.

Serves 6


  • ½ large cucumber, unpeeled
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1 + ½ tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper


Grate the cucumber and drain through cheesecloth, fine mesh sieve or using your hands.

Transfer the drained cucumber to a medium bowl. Add the yogurt, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to infuse the yogurt.

Garnish with a spring of fresh dill and a swirl of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
47 calories, 2.7g fat, 85.7mg sodium, 2.6g carbohydrates, 3.4g protein

Adapted from: Ahead of Thyme
Reviewed by PeaceHealth dietitians and nutritionists.