Traditional tzatziki

Traditional tzatziki

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About this recipe: This is something I made with my mum growing up. It's traditional because it includes both olive oil and vinegar, and does not add fresh herbs. Truly a wonderful Greek accompaniment to many meals, especially meats, or as a dip for veggies and pitta bread. Strained yogurt may be found at specialty shops, or use the method listed in the steps. Adjust the amount of garlic to taste. Opa!

Teina P

Serves: 32 

  • 900g plain yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 60ml extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste

Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:6hr drying  ›  Ready in:6hr20min 

  1. Place some cheese cloth over a medium bowl and strain the yogurt for 6 hours in the fridge, or over night.
  2. Drain as much excess liquid from the cucumber and garlic as possible.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and salt. Stir until a thick mixture has formed.

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