Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

The well-known yogurt/cucumber/garlic Greek appetizer! Make sure you use some kind of soft, smooth tasting yogurt, like drained "Total" yogurt. You can adjust the quantity of the garlic according to taste. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the yogurt in a bowl.
  2. Squeeze cucumber with your hands so that it can be drained from its juice and add to the bowl with the yogurt.
  3. Smash garlic cloves in a press and add to bowl.
  4. Add olive oil, salt and pepper and stir everything really well.
  5. Decorate your tzatziki with sliced cucumber or olives on top. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Great recipe, really decicious. I used Balkan Yougart and loved it. I stuck to two cloves and it was strong, three woud have overdone it for me. I left out the oil too. Still fabulous.

blue_eyedshorty June 22, 2008

Try it with mint instead of garlic or in addition to a smaller amount of garlic - it makes a great salad dressing and is diet freindly if you use low-fat or nonfat yogurt - it also works well with tuna salad instead of mayo - actually anywhere you use mayo or salad dressing

dwyatt55 April 16, 2008