Jersey Diner Tzatziki Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Schnecke

My mouth remembers after-school trips to the Greek diner down the street for Gyros. It's one of the fondest memories I have of my old hometown in Northern NJ. I've been looking for a good tzatziki recipe for a long, long time. Here's what I've come up with, adjusted from other's. Cooking time does not include chilling or draining time.

Top Review by rdronni

As a Jersey Girl- this is the best!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a small colander with a damp paper towel. and place in a small bowl. Place the yogurt over this and allow to drain in the fridge for 1-2 hours, until it has become thick like sour cream.
  2. Grate the cucumber and place in a second colander. Salt lightly and press with hands or the bottom of a bowl to remove excess water.
  3. Mix all ingredients. Cover and place in fridge for about 30 minutes (garlic flavor will intensify with time).
  4. Serve with fresh veggies, falafel, or gyros. Yum!

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