Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tzatziki Recipe

T'ziki is my new found love in Greece. I eat it with everything. When I tried it back home, I wasnt found of the bland taste but here it is brilliant! I personally like to eat it with bread or Ruffles potatoe chips! But they like to put it on everything, from french fries to meats to sandwhiches.

You need:

  • Greek yogurt (I have heard that you can find this in the grocery stores back home, it is called double strained I think)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 large cucumber OR 2 small cucumbers
  • Dill finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar (I dont use this, but the recipe actually does call for it.)
  • Oregano and Basil (optional)
  1. Grate cucumber(s) into a mixing bowl.
  2. Grate the garlic into the mixing bowl.
  3. Add the dill and then yogurt into the mixing bowl. Mix well.
  4. Add the olive oil and vinegar, mix well.
  5. Add the Oregano and Basil - as liberally as you like - again mix well.
  6. Chill in the fridge for 5 minutes before eating\serving.

It goes with everything. I would say that if you are having people over make this and stick it out with some french bread and potatoe chips.

(It tastes good on meatloaf!)


  1. Thanks for the recipe! I love this stuff - but, like you have found it much too bland around here. I don't think they use the oregano or basil, either. Out of curiosity, what type of vinegar? Can't wait to try it! Sounds like you're having a great time!