Sunday, 6 April 2014

How To Make Home Made Greek Tzatziki Dip...

I love Greek food!
There's nothing quite like the taste of those fresh, intensely flavoured dips served in Greek restaurants with deliciously scented hot flat breads...I can smell them now...

Tzatziki is one very popular dip with almost everyone and a really common one to find at the supermarket. Those store bought varieties are fairly poor attempts at the real thing though and Tzatziki has to be one of the easiest dips you can make at home. You probably have everything you need in your fridge right now. Nothing comes close to the taste of the real thing made with fresh ingredients.

Tzatziki makes a fantastic side dish with a meal or a starter in its own right and can be served with breads, sliced vegies, chips or whatever your preferred dipping snack is.

Be sure to give this one a try. This is a great snack to serve the kids these school holidays. It's a nice easy dip to prepare and one you can eat on the run too.

You will need:

2 cups of low fat Greek Yoghurt. (I use Easiyo and make it myself at home. If you don't have Greek style yoghurt, just plain low fat will substitute nicely.)
2 Lebanese cucumbers.
1/2 a teaspoon of minced garlic (or more to taste).
1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Juice of 1 small lemon.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Slice the cucumbers lengthwise and remove seeds, grate and sprinkle with salt.
Place the cucumbers in a sieve and gently press to remove excess water.
In a bowl mix together the yoghurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper.
Remove the cucumbers from the sieve and gently pat dry on some paper towel.
Add cucumbers to the yoghurt base and mix well.
Dip can be eaten immediately or prepared a day in advance and kept refrigerated overnight for a stronger flavour.


Use sea salt flakes for a stunning taste. Not only do the flakes look appetising but the taste packs more punch with the inclusion of this.
A firm set yoghurt is best for this recipe (Greek style is perfect). It will still turn out great with regular yoghurt but will be a little runnier.
Fresh garlic will give a more authentic flavour than prepared minced garlic so go for this for best results.
Sprinkle the dip with a little paprika to serve for a spicy flavour and a little colour.

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  1. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

  2. one thing i have never actually made which is odd cos i love it. good idea! would be a good snacking food over easter break :) x
    Thank you for linking in again for Sunday Brunch. Have a great week xx

  3. Yum, I love tzatziki! Such an easy recipe too. Sadly our local fruit shop makes the most amazing tzatziki and the lazy person in me buys it!!
    Will have to try it one day!!
    Thanks for linking up!!

    1. Next time they're closed you will have to make this! Might save you some dollars in the least. :D

  4. Yum, I love tzatziki dip! I always make it to add to spiced chicken wraps as an easy mid week dinner. Will have to give your recipe a whirl. Plus, can so tell you had a career in advertising or marketing (I think I read that somewhere here about you) you have such a way with words. Everything I read here on this blog I either want to make, do, desperately win or buy.
    Visiting from Sunday Brunch at Mums. xx

    1. You will have to pass your recipe on to me! Thanks for the comments - I will take that as a compliment. I usually want to desperately win my own competitions too! :D

  5. I love tzatziki and put it on so many different things from chili to curry and definitely as a snack with rice crackers. I'll be trying this recipe.


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