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Tzatziki Dip Recipe

Tzatziki Dip

This Greek yogurt-cucumber sauce, typically served on souvlaki and gyros, also makes a delightfully tangy dip. Fresh mint and garlic give it its characteristic flavor, and you can easily adjust the amounts of both to suit your family's tastes.


  • 2/3 cup peeled and finely diced cucumber
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, stirred until smooth
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint (about 8 to 10 sprigs)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Serve with toasted pita, carrots, celery, or chicken strips. Makes 1 1/2 cups.