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I THOUGHT this was a recipe given to me by my 80 yr. old Lebanese friend years ago. After making it, it is right on the money. Fantastic on sliced lamb in pita bread. A couple tips: dry mint will work fine putting the yoghurt in a sieve, lined with a coffee filter, overnite will get H20 out and make it less runny

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chef blade April 02, 2002

All I can say is this is most EXCELLENT! It reminds me of some Armenian flavors....Thanks a lot for this recipe! Mark Marcarian

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Mark Marcarian March 29, 2002

This is my favorite recipe, except I use dill weed instead of mint and drain the yoghurt in a coffee filter for an hour before I make it.

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deb k November 10, 2002

This was wonderful! I didn't have mint so I substituted with coriander, which probably made it taste pretty different. I crave salt in everything so next time I'll probably add some salt as well. This tasted great with homemade "tortilla" chips made with chappatis... how's that for a fusion of cultures! :-)

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Anu September 16, 2002

Great recipe, simple yet delicious!<br/>I made this to serve with some lamb kofta's, and it was just perfect.<br/>I made this exactly as written and would not change a thing.<br/>Thanks Jan.

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Tisme August 26, 2013

This is the best Tzatziki I have ever tasted and all my guests agreed, even the kids. I served this with Jan's Meatballs With Eggplant and Feta which I can highly recommend as well and so can all my guests I had none left, boo hoo was hoping to keep some back for tomorrow. Whether you make this to go with her meat balls or just to serve as a dip or to pair with something else you have to try this one. You will never buy store bought again!! Thanks Jan for a real winner and a definite keeper..

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The Flying Chef June 13, 2010

This is a really good tzatziki recipe,reminds me of the ones they serve in restaurants. I used Naneh - Mint Paste ( Persian),no fresh mint this time of the year and this has a better flavor than the dried one.Thanks for sharing.

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littlemafia April 05, 2010

Yes, there are xxx number of Tzatziki recipes on Zaar, but I picked up this one when Jan posted it in a thread. It's great!! I love the mint addition, and next time will use more mint: it was my own garden mint. I've always loved tzatziki -- tonight we grilled meats (braai meat!) and I made this, with a bit of hot pepper condiment also, and the two tastes were so complementary to the meats. I didn't change anything except that I did not weigh the cucumber and just eyeballed the amount. Do not use lowfat yoghurt, pulleasse!! I am always amazed at the fear of fullfat-anything on Zaar. Tzatziki needs fullfat yoghurt, and I used the Greek type. Oh -- one tiny change: I was lucky enough to have limes, so I used lime juice. Thanks, JustJan!!

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Zurie December 06, 2009

Loved it. First off it made the perfect amount for 2 with some leftover. I did not use the mint as I wanted it for Gyros. Other than that I stayed true to your recipe and will be making it again and again-very clean, crisp flavor. Yummy, yummy, yummy! thanks for posting! Di ;-)

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Dib's June 25, 2009
Tzatziki (yoghurt and cucumber dip)