Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I love the sauce that is on a gyro. I wanted to make my own for a greek salad to use as a dressing and found this in a Gourmet magazine. It worked out great. Now I just need to figure out gyros so that I can have it on that. Cooking time is for the chilling it is not necessary but I like mine served cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss cucumber with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a colander and drain 15 minutes.
  2. Mince and mash garlic to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt, then whisk together with olive oil, yogurt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Squeeze out any excess water from cucumbers with your hands, then stir cucumbers into yogurt mixture. Season with salt.
  4. Cover and chill 1 hour.


Most Helpful

I shredded the cucumber and then used cheesecloth to squeeze out the extra liquid. I also added 1/4 tsp garlic powder. Make sure you use Greek yogurt, it is thicker than regular yogurt.

Pomtini August 17, 2009

This was awesome! Great flavor. I added a little onion. Thanks

Yudelkes December 09, 2011

Good recipe, mine was a little watery. I think it was because I used a store brand yogurt. I drained and squeezed the heck out of the cucumbers but still a little watery. Will definately make this again but make sure I have a thicker yogurt. Thanks.

RepoGuysWife October 06, 2008

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