Traditional Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki is a Greek and Turkish mezze, often used as a sauce or starter. It's a refreshing dish made mainly of thick yogurt and cucumber, with a touch of garlic. It is traditionally served with pita bread and can accompany various dishes. Tzatziki is appreciated for its freshness and taste that balances the flavors of hearty meals.

Done in 15 min.

  • preparation 15 min.


1 mixing bowl 1 grater

Ingredients for 6 parts


  • Peel the cucumber and grate it into large pieces, put in the bowl, add a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of white wine vinegar. Mix and set aside to release the cucumber juice.
  • Meanwhile, mix the yogurt, chopped garlic, white wine vinegar and olive oil well.
  • Squeeze the cucumber with your hands to release any remaining liquid. Discard the liquid.
  • Add the cucumber to the yogurt mixture. Season with pepper and adjust the salt to taste. Add a little finely chopped dill and your sauce is ready.

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