Recipe: Tzaziki

CooQ : Recipe: Tzaziki


Lebanese, Condiment

10 calories/serving
15 mins
Made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, and sometimes lemon juice, and dill or mint or parsley.

Recipe by:

Food Wishes


english cucumber
greek yogurt
cayenne pepper
fresh dill leaves
fresh mint leaves
ground black pepper
sprig of fresh dill


1. Sprinkle 1 large grated cucumber with 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes to draw out juice.

2. Place 2 cups greek yogurt into a separate bowl. dump the grated cucumber and its juice onto a sturdy, dry paper or cloth towel and squeeze as much moisture as possible from the cucumber. mix cucumber into yogurt.

3. Add 4 cloves of minced garlic, 1 pinch of cayenne pepper and juice of half a lemon. mix thoroughly.

4. Stir 2 tbsp chopped dill leaves and 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves into yogurt-cucumber mixture. season with salt and black pepper. adjust all seasonings to taste.

5. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 or 4 hours (or overnight). transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with a sprig of dill and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for color.

By Food Wishes