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Tzatziki (Greek cucumber yogurt sauce)

  • Category: Sauce
  • Submitted By: Isaac Owsley
  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Serves: 6 as a sauce, 15 or more as a dip
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: none

This is a delicious sauce that is traditionally served over Gyro sandwiches, but is equally at home drizzled over tomato slices or as a dip for toasted pita bread chips. Try this at your next party as an alternative to ranch or house dressing dip for raw veggie platters or as a cool counter to oregano roast chicken breast.

Amount Measure Ingredients
4 cups Plain Yogurt (use a live culture yogurt for best results)
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
1 small sweet red onion, sliced very thinly
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
pinch crumbled Oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

To prepare:

Whisk the olive oil, oregano, and lemon juice into the yogurt until well incorporated. Next, fold in the cucumber, onions, and crushed garlic. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 1 hour or preferably overnight. Serve with pita chips or raw vegetables or as a sauce for Gyros.