Tzatziki (Barefoot Contessa) Ina Garten

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by tcountway

This recipe is easy to assemble, although it takes a bit of planning

Top Review by JOY1998

Very good. I liked the combination of yogurt (I used Greek Yogurt) and sour cream. I had to use dried dill, but I don't believe that affected the wonderful flavor. I used a coffee filter in the sieve instead of the cheesecloth and let the yogurt and cucumbers drain overnight through the sieves. I served this sauce with Recipe 13285 (Greek-styke turkey burgers). Thank you for posting this recipe. I will definitely be using this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the yogurt in a cheesecloth or paper towel-lined sieve and set it over a bowl. Grate the cucumber and toss it with 1 tablespoon of kosher salt; place it in another sieve, and set it over another bowl. Place both bowls in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours so the yogurt and cucumber can drain.
  2. Transfer the thickened yogurt to a large bowl. Squeeze as much liquid from the cucumber as you can and add the cucumber to the yogurt. Mix in the sour cream, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, dill, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. You can serve it immediately, but I prefer to allow the tzatziki to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours for the flavors to blend. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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